A man has been arrested on suspicion of attempting to abduct a child at Egham Fair on Saturday.

He remained in custody yesterday as officers continued to question him, review local CCTV and speak to other witnesses that had come forward as a result of an earlier media appeal.

The incident happened around 12.40pm during a Christmas fair when a man allegedly tried to grab a six-year-old girl after trying to give her toys and sweets.

Polide have thanked the media and the public for their help.

A spokesman said: "We would like to reassure parents that, while the man is unknown to the child the child did not leave the immediate vicinity of their parent; and although understandably scared was not physically harmed during the incident.

"Officers were on the scene within minutes of it being reported and promptly arrested the man. Incidents of this type are very rare and we would ask for the public to allow us to carry out our work and investigate fully, rather than jumping to conclusions.

"In order to piece together the man's movements and motives, it is important that we speak to any parents of children who think they were also approached by the man during the event yesterday - particularly if your suspicions have only been raised in light of yesterday's arrest. The man is described as white, around 50 years, around 5ft 9 tall and of a slight build. He was wearing a grey cap, a black jacket, jeans, trainers and glasses and was carrying a black rucksack."

If your child was approached, or you have other information that can assist our enquiry, please call us on 101, quoting crime reference number PR/45180130630. Alternatively, if you do not wish to leave your name, call the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.