Cops hunt 'skinny' woman who grabbed boy, 2, from front garden before mum managed to stop her

COPS are hunting a "skinny" woman who snatched a toddler from the front garden of a village home.

The horrifying incident unfolded in Selby, North Yorkshire during the middle of the day on Tuesday.

A little boy, two, was playing in the garden when a woman picked him up and walked off with him in her arms.

The lad's mum spotted the stranger grab her child – and immediately stopped her.

She told police the woman dropped the boy on the ground before running away.

Detectives are now calling for anyone with information to come forward after the attempted grab in Eggborough.

Officers immediately launched a huge hunt for their suspect using a police helicopter.

However, no arrests have been made, the Yorkshire Post reports.

The force says its searching for a white woman of skinny build who has long, dark hair tied back in a bun.

She was wearing a blue baseball cap, a white shirt with blue sleeves, jogging bottoms and white trainers.

A spokesperson said: “This is clearly a concerning incident.

"Although incidents like this are rare, please be vigilant, and contact us if you have any information that could assist our investigation.”

To speak to cops, call North Yorkshire Police on 101, quoting reference 12210197086.

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