Girl unharmed in suspected attempted abduction

 

UPDATE:

POLICE have located the man and woman they were looking for in regards to their investigation on reported attempted child abduction at Coningsby.

Mackay District Officer Superintendent Terry Borland said the couple was assisting police in their investigation.

"At this time the full extent of the inquiries aren't known, but I can say concerns have been removed in terms of this incident," he said.

"And we will follow up in terms of the rest of the investigation."

 

EARLIER:

POLICE have released images of a woman and man they believe may be able to assist them with their investigations into the suspected attempted abduction of a young girl at a petrol station at Coningsby.

Preliminary investigations indicate that a seven-year-old girl was approached by a woman in the toilets of the BP service station, Bruce Highway, Coningsby near Mackay around 5.15pm yesterday.

The woman spoke to the child before grabbing her by the arm and pulling her out of the toilets and out the doors of the petrol station.

The girl struggled with the woman managing to pull away and run over to her family.

The woman walked over to a light blue or silver Hyundai Accent sedan, driven by a man, and they drove off.

The vehicle had a P plate attached to the front passenger windscreen.

The vehicle was last seen travelling south on the Bruce Highway.

The woman is described as aged around 25, caucasian, approximately 178cms tall with a thin build and brown hair.

She was wearing denim shorts and a light coloured t-shirt.

The woman was initially wearing brown shorts and shirt however changed into a light coloured t-shirt and denim shorts when inside the toilets.

The male is described as Caucasian, aged between 18 to 25 with a tanned complexion and approximately 183cms tall.

It is possible that a third person was sitting in the rear of the vehicle but this is not confirmed.

The child was not physically injured and police are appealing for anyone who may recognise the woman, the man or the vehicle to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or local police.



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