UPDATE: Man charged with 'alleged abduction' of Gladstone girl

UPDATE: 2.36pm: 

A MAN facing charges in relation to the attempted abduction of a girl, 12, in Gladstone during the early hours of Saturday morning hasn't appeared in court.

The man, 24, is charged with abduction of a child under 16, indecent treatment of a child, common assault, burglary, obstruct police and several other offences.

He's expected to appear in court on Wednesday.

More to come

UPDATE 6.30am:

POLICE have charged a man in relation to the alleged abduction of a 12-year-old child in Gladstone yesterday, September 25.

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It will be alleged that around 1am a man broke into a Gladstone home and dragged a sleeping girl outside.

The girl's screams alerted the occupants of the house with a man coming to the girl's aid, which then caused the offender to flee.

A large-scale search in Clinton was underway after there was an alleged attempted abduction of a 12-year-old girl.
A large-scale search in Clinton was underway after there was an alleged attempted abduction of a 12-year-old girl.

 

The girl sustained cuts and grazes to her arms from the incident.

Ongoing investigations by police led officers to attend an address at Seaview Heights around 1.30pm that afternoon.

Upon the arrival of police a man fled the home, resulting in a large scale search of the Seaview Heights and Clinton areas with the assistance of the police dog squad.

A 24-year-old Sunset man was located in the rear yard of an address by police around 8.15pm and taken into custody.

He has been charged with one count each of abduction of a child under 16 years of age, assault, enter dwelling with intent, indecent treatment of a child under 16 and obstruct police.

He was denied police bail and remanded in custody to appear in the Gladstone Magistrates Court this morning faces the above charges and other charges not related to this incident.

Earlier, Sunday 10.30pm:

Police have arrested a man in relation to the alleged attempted abduction of a 12-year-old child in Gladstone today.

Police will allege the incident occurred around 1am this morning (September 25) at a Gladstone residence.

Ongoing investigations by police has then led officers to attend an address at Seaview Heights around 1.30pm this afternoon.

 

Upon the arrival of police a man has allegedly fled the home, resulting in a large scale search of the Clinton area with the assistance of the dog squad.

A 24-year-old Sunset man was taken into custody without incident around 8.15pm this evening.

Anyone with information which could assist with this matter should contact Crime Stoppers anonymously via 1800 333 000 or crimestoppers.com.au 24hrs a day.

Crime Stoppers is a registered charity and community volunteer organisation working in partnership with the Queensland Police Service.

For all non-urgent police reporting or general police inquiries contact Policelink on 131 444 or Policelink.qld.gov.au 24hrs a day.



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