Child found on beach in St Lucia with shackles on her feet

The male relative of a child who was found with shackles around her ankles has been arrested.

Reports from police in St Lucia are that they were alerted by residents on Friday (July 9) that a child was walking around the community in an unusual manner.

Police said they visited the community to make a welfare check but were unable to locate the little girl.

However, the following day in the wee hours of the morning officers found the child at a beach with a small chain and locks about her feet.