An internet stalker has been arrested after trying to abduct a British schoolgirl while she was on a family vacation in the south of France. The 12-year-old, from Glasgow, was lured from her holiday home and taken to an airport by a Belgian man she had met online.

The terrified girl was found sobbing by airport workers after being abandoned by the 41-year-old when he realized she did not have a passport.

Her abductor, who pretended to be her uncle, was arrested shortly after he boarded a flight to Madrid.

The pair are believed to have chatted on the net for around four months before he went to meet her in Saint-Cyr-sur-Mer and took her to Marseilles Provence airport to board a flight to Spain.

Reports in France said the girl met her abductor, who claimed to be 28, on a social networking website.

The girl had been gone for about three hours, but her parents had not reported her missing by the time she was found.

The family has since returned to the UK.

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