These chilling images show the moment a man appears to lead a toddler away from its mother in a busy shopping centre.
In shocking CCTV footage, the young family can be seen walking through the shopping centre in Derby, East Midlands.
At one point, the unnamed mother walks very slightly ahead of her child.
Seconds later, a man wearing a dark jacket and a cap appears.
The man then approaches the 22-month-old as he follows his mother into a store in the city’s Intu shopping centre.
He walks up to the child and speaks to him before seemingly taking him by the hand and walking off.
However, the boy’s mother turns and sees the unidentified man with her child.