A MAN suspected of abducting a schoolgirl and subjecting her to a 15-hour rape ordeal has been arrested.
 
Alan Grant, 49, also known as Alan Weston, of Stockport, was picked up by officers late on Monday night after one of the biggest manhunts in North Wales Police's history.
 
He was eventually found by Derbyshire Police, about 150 miles from Gwersyllt  where the  teenager had been allegedly snatched from a street at 4pm last Friday.
 
It's alleged the girl was bundled into the back of a white van and driven to the outskirts of Bangor where she was found at 7am the following day.
 
Grant's arrest came on the day police announced that two other people had been arrested over the abduction.
 
Dozens of police officers had launched a painstaking search on Friday after the girl was abducted.
 
A member of the public reported seeing the schoolgirl being bundled into a van on Friday afternoon.

After  been  found  in  Bangor  the young girl was said to be physically fit but extremely distressed.
 
The van was later found abandoned at a farm in Caerhun, three miles from the city.
 
Officers placed roadblocks around Bangor and mounted searches through neighbouring villages.
 
Grant  was being  interviewed at Wrexham Police Station at the time the Mail went to press.
 
North Wales Police have also confirmed that a man, Mark Bowers, has appeared in court charged with perverting the course of justice in relation to the case against Grant.
 
He appeared before Wrexham magistrates on Monday morning.
 
And  a  woman was  remanded  in custody on Tuesday charged with assisting an alleged child abductor and rapist to escape North Wales.
 
Tracy Ann Bishop, 35, of Mill Lane, Hyde  near  Stockport, was  held  in police custody overnight and was remanded in custody to appear at a preliminary hearing at Mold Crown Court on November 2.

The charge alleges that on Saturday, October 21, at Bangor, she assisted the removal of Alan Grant from the North Wales Police area with intent to impede his apprehension or prosecution when it was alleged he had committed offences of child abduction and rape.
 
The charge follows allegations that Bishop, described in court as Grant's girlfriend, drove  him from North Wales to Manchester.
 
An application for bail by defending solicitor Amy Phoenix - who suggested her client could report daily to police - was refused.
 
The parents of the schoolgirl victim who cannot be named for legal reasons, have spoken of their relief at the arrest of Grant.
 
They said: 'Over the past few days we have felt as if we have been on a roller coaster of emotions - from initially being frantic with worry to a sense of immense relief.
 
'We are fully aware however, that the work of the police is not yet over and there is a lot still to be done on the inquiry.
 
'Our daughter is at home with us and although still deeply shocked and traumatised by what has happened, she is being supported by us, and we have the support of family  liaison officers together with other support agencies.

'We would like to thank everyone who has helped with the inquiry and all our family and friends who have offered their support to us.
 
'We do appreciate it immensely. 'We would especially like to thank the person who alerted police to the incident and North Wales Police for all the  help  and  support  they  have provided to us.
 
'We would also like to say that all police forces involved in this investigation have been absolutely tremendous.'