A BLACKBURN man has appeared in court charged with abducting a 15-year-old girl.
Maiwand Dastageer, 29, of Whalley New Road, Blackburn, was charged with removing the girl from the lawful control of a children’s home.
Afghanistan national Dastageer was directed to Preston Crown Court when he appeared before magistrates charged under the Child Abduction Act. He was refused bail and remanded in custody.
He will next appear at Preston Crown Court for a preliminary hearing.