Warning to parents after mum had tug of war with creep who 'tried to snatch toddler outside toy shop' in Reading | The Sun

A MUM was left horrified after a crazed creep tried to snatch her toddler outside a toy shop in broad daylight.

The horror exploded in Reading, Berkshire, on Tuesday after a woman stormed up to the mum screaming "get off him he's not your son".

A horrifying tug-of-war then erupted as the would-be kidnapper tried to drag the two-year-old boy from his mum's grasp outside The Entertainer on Broad Street.

The mum, who hasn't been named, said she was with two pals and their own kids when a woman "threatened me and tried to take my child".

Recalling the horror on Facebook, she added: "She screamed at me to stay away from my own child, threw down her bag and tried to grab him off of the floor.

"I quickly pulled him away and asked her not to touch my child and to leave us alone which she replied, 'get off him he's not your son.'"

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Members of the public watched on in horror as the shocking attempted kidnap unfolded.

The shaken woman contacted the police who advised her to shelter in nearby Primark.

The creep remains on the run as cops desperately seek information of her whereabouts.

Thames Valley Police said "We are investigating an incident that happened on Broad Street at around 1.30pm on Tuesday (25/4).

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"A woman has approached a mother who was pushing her child in a pushchair.

"The offender has then started shouting abuse at the mother, asking why her child was upset.

"The child has then become more upset due to the offender shouting, and the child has thrown themselves on the floor.

"The offending woman has then moved towards the child with her hands out.

"The mother has then picked up her child and moved away. She then called police."

Anyone with with information should call Berkshire Police on 101 quoting reference 43230179675.

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