A man has been charged with kidnap and other offences after a nine-year-old girl was reported missing.

Robert Prussak, 56, of no fixed abode, appeared at Westminster Magistrates’ Court today (April 24).

He was charged earlier in the day with kidnap, two charges of sexual assault on a girl under 13, and administering a substance with intention of stupefying or overpowering to enable sexual activity.

He has also been charged with committing an offence with the intent to commit a sexual offence, Scotland Yard said.

The charges relate to an incident involving a nine-year-old girl who was reported missing in Brompton Road, Kensington, on Monday, April 22.

Prussak was remanded in custody and further remanded to appear at Isleworth Crown Court on May 22.