Woman taken into custody following Torquay incident

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Police in Torquay were called to Lymington Road yesterday afternoon following an incident involving a small child.

The mother of the toddler involved stated on Facebook:
“She told me something was wrong with my daughter and she needed to take her to hospital because she had broken legs, she tried undoing her straps saying she was taking her to hospital,”

The woman was taken into custody and is currently in the care of mental health services.

The incident was posted on Spotted Torquay’s Facebook shortly after by the victims mother, who wanted to make others aware:

Reports on Social media suggest that a similar incident had been reported to the police a day earlier, after a mother and her children were approached in the Watcombe area of Torquay.

It was also reported on Social media that the woman had approached another family on Lymington Road just minutes before.

A spokesperson for the Police has told us:

“Police received a call at around 2.55pm on Wednesday 3rd June following concerns for the safety of a child on Lymington Road, Torquay.

“A 33-year-old woman was taken into police custody in relation to this and has since been bailed until the 10th June.

“She is now in the care of the mental health services,”

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