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Police search for 'bath-time' paedophile.

Last week the nation was horrified by the news that a paedophile had snatched a six-year-old girl from the bath in her own home in North Tyneside.

Yesterday police were narrowing their search for the abductor after carrying out road checks.

Uniformed officers spoke to more than 60 motorists, as well as pedestrians, coming in and out of Willington Quay, North Tyneside, on Tuesday, exactly a week after the child was dumped, naked and shivering on December 27.

The abductor had driven his victim on a circular trip lasting up to 15 minutes, and witnesses came forward to say they had seen a car driving around the close-knit community. The checks allowed police to eliminate some of those sightings.

Detective Chief Inspector Jim Napier said last night, 'The operation helped us build up a more accurate picture of the routine traffic, both vehicles and people, in and around Willington Quay on a normal Tuesday evening. We will be following up a number of lines of inquiry as a result of what people told us.'
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Publication:Western Mail (Cardiff, Wales)
Date:Jan 5, 2006
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