The alleged incident happened in in Tunstall, Stoke-on-Trent (file photo) (Image: Stoke Sentinel / BPM Media)

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A mum has spoken of her horror after a 'child snatch gang' allegedly tried to lead her daughter away in a supermarket.

The woman was shopping in an Asda store in Tunstall, Stoke-on-Trent, when a group of three adults – two men and one woman – reportedly approached and tried to 'take' her daughter.

The mum says she managed to grab her little girl's arm and pull her to safety.

She then reported the incident to Asda staff and police with CCTV now being reviewed, Stoke on Trent Live reports.

The family are warning parents to be on their guard after the alleged terrifying incident.

Sharing her terror on social media, the victim said: "There were two men and a woman. The woman even had a little girl with her so she should have known better.

Asda staff were informed (file photo)
(Image: Pete Stonier / Stoke Sentinel)

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"It knocked me sick and shook me up. I've never felt so bad shopping in all my life, ever."

A relative also urged people to take care.

He said: "Watch out if you're out shopping with your kids. Two men and one woman with a child tried to take my sister's little girl in Asda.

A relative also urged people to take care (file photo)
(Image: Pete Stonier / Stoke Sentinel)

"Luckily she noticed and grabbed her arm straight away but they still followed her around even until my sister told the cashier.

"The police have been contacted."

Another woman then reportedly came forward to say she may also have been a victim of the same group in another supermarket.

Police are now looking into the Asda incident, which took place at around 8pm last Friday (January 8).

A Staffordshire Police spokesman said: "Police were called at about 8.50pm on 8 January to a store on Scotia Road, Tunstall, to reports of two men and a woman acting suspiciously.

"Officers attended and reviewed CCTV footage.

"No arrests have been made and inquiries are continuing."