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Man charged over attempting to pull boy from tram

A man who allegedly tried to pull a young boy from a Box Hill tram yesterday has been charged by Victoria Police.

Police say the alleged incident took place on a 109 tram near Elgar Road about 3.45pm on Monday.

“A female passenger intervened and pulled the child back onto the tram before the man left on foot,” Victoria Police said in a statement.

“The boy was not physically injured during the incident.

“The 39-year-old man was arrested in Box Hill this morning following a joint effort by local police and the Transit Crime Investigation Unit.”

The Camberwell man was interviewed by transit detectives and subsequently charged with attempted kidnapping, common law assault, commit indictable offence whilst on bail.

He has been remanded to appear before Melbourne Magistrates’ Court tomorrow.

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