Police have made an arrest over the sickening abduction and sexual assault of an 11 year old girl at Adamstown Heights.
A 47 year old man was stopped by police in his car on Beaumont Street, Hamilton at about 12:15pm today.
It follows extensive inquiries by specialist detectives who had been investigating the case.
He's currently being questioned at Newcastle Police Station and is expected to be charged later today.
The girl was subjected to a five hour ordeal on Tuesday, after being snatched at knife point in Hudson Park while walking to school.