A man has been charged with child abduction after stealing a car with a child inside.
Joseph Paul Swift, 41, is accused of stealing a vehicle from a driveway while the child was inside.
He has been charged with theft of a motor vehicle and child abduction.
He has been remanded in custody and is scheduled to appear before Leeds magistrates today.
The incident occurred shortly before 4.30 p.m. on Tuesday, December 20, on South Parade in Ossett, West Yorkshire.
The child was found unharmed inside the vehicle and was returned to the parents.
Detective Inspector Sarah Degnan of Wakefield CID said yesterday: “This was clearly a terrifying incident as it would be for any parent.”