A HOMELESS man has appeared in court accused of trying to abduct a child in a shopping centre.

The 22-year-old allegedly tried to snatch the youngster in Freshney Place, Grimsby.

Daniel McKiernan, of no fixed abode, is charged with the attempted abduction, which is alleged to have take place on Friday.

He appeared in Grimsby Magistrates Court yesterday and was remanded into custody.

He is next due to appear at crown court on December 10, 2018.

In an unrelated case, reported on yesterday, we published the moment a child snatcher was filmed trying to grab a young girl as she walked with her mum.

The chilling incident took took place in the Taiwanese capital Taipei as the child walked home from school.

CCTV images from Neihu district show mum Wu walking along the road with her seven-year-old daughter as the man suddenly tries to snatch her by her rucksack.

And we reported how a mum managed to fight off a man who tried to abduct her two-year-old daughter outside a McDonald’s restaurant in June.