Schoolboy made up abduction story

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A YOUNGSTER sparked a major police alert when he falsely claimed that he had been abducted outside his Wigan school.

The unnamed 13-year-old had alleged that he had been picked up by two males in a black 4x4 on his way to school and then let out in Preston Road, on Monday morning.

Staff at Standish High School alerted parents and informed the police.

But following a full investigation, it was discovered that the boy had made the whole thing up.

A spokesman for Greater Manchester Police said; “The report was investigated by officers and found to be false.

“The school alerted parents before the investigation was complete for safeguarding issues.”

Standish High today declined to comment.