Man admits to abducting a Wigan borough girl

A Wigan borough man has admitted to abducting a child.

Shaun Stockton, 30, of Windermere Avenue, Atherton, stood before Wigan justices to plead guilty to taking the girl, aged under 16 from the lawful control of a named woman on October 8.

He was given a 12-week custodial sentence but it was suspended for 18 months.

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The bench told him he had shown a “blatant disregard” for a child abduction notice.

Wigan and Leigh Magistrates' Court

Stockton must also complete 25 days of rehabilitation activities and pay £213 to the court and victim services.

And he was made the subject of a restraining order preventing any contact with three named individuals.

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