Primark kidnappers locked up for more than three years for taking toddler

Two teenage girls who lured a toddler away from her mother in a city centre shop have been ordered to spend three years and four months in youth custody.

Monday, 18th July 2016, 3:36 pm
Updated Monday, 18th July 2016, 4:39 pm
The girls were sentenced at Newcastle Crown Court today.

The girls, who cannot be named for legal reasons, took a 3-year-old girl from Newcastle's Primark store on April 13 in an act which prompted a huge police hunt across the city.

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Aged 13 and 14, the teens admitted kidnapping at a previous hearing and were sentenced today at Newcastle Crown Court.

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Mr Justice Globe, who was the junior prosecutor in the James Bulger case more than 20 years ago, passed the sentence.