Windsor

Police say mom without custody was charged after taking son, 8

A 40-year-old woman has been charged in connection with the abduction of an eight-year-old boy on Thursday, Windsor police say.

Child returned safely to his family, police say

Windsor Police Service.
Just after 4 p.m. on Thursday, officers responded to a report of a child abduction at Erie Street and Windsor Avenue. (Chris Ensing/CBC)

A 40-year-old woman has been charged in connection to the abduction of an eight-year-old boy on Thursday, Windsor police say.

Just after 4 p.m. officers responded to a report of a child abduction at Erie Street and Windsor Avenue.

Officers learned that the child's mother, who did not have legal custody, allegedly enticed her son with gifts and dinner to go with her after school, police said in a news release.

With the help of surveillance footage in the area and witness statements, officers say they were able to locate and make contact with the mother. 

Police said they convinced the woman to return the child. 

Police arrested a woman around 6 p.m. in her vehicle on Dougall Avenue near Highway 401. She is scheduled to appear in court on Friday, police told CBC News.

The child was subsequently returned safely to his family, police say.