CHILD SNATCH HORROR Cops hunt ‘English-speaking’ man who ‘picked up young boy and ran’ in Ibiza before dropping him when mum screamed
COPS in Ibiza are hunting an “English-speaking” man accused of snatching a child – before dropping him as his screaming mum gave chase.
The seven-year-old’s boy’s parents told detectives the suspect picked the youngster up as he played football with friends and ran off with him in his arms.
The terrifying incident reportedly happened around 8pm on Tuesday in Vara del Rey, a well-known pedestrianised area in the centre of Ibiza Town.
The suspect, who was wearing sunglasses and a hoodie top, ran around 100 feet down the street, before dumping the youngster as his mum chased after him.
The boy’s parents reported the incident to police.
One of the children the boy was playing with is understood to have told police the suspect spoke English.
In a WhatsApp message, the snatched boy’s mum said: “He lifted my son up from behind and ran off with him in his arms.
“I ran after him shouting and when he reached the area by the Hard Rock Cafe, where there was a lot of people, he stopped and left him on the ground.”
Police have confirmed they have received a complaint and are investigating but were not available early this morning to make any further comment.
Paseo del Vara del Rey, popularly known as S’Alamera, is the epicentre of Ibiza Town and borders the neighbourhood of La Marina where the man was heading with the child when he dumped him on the ground.
The boy targeted on Tuesday is thought to be Spanish, although officials have not confirmed his nationality.
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