Friday, 21 November 2014 – 3:47pm
Hamilton Police investigating an alleged attempted abduction in the City yesterday are seeking information from the public to try and identify the person responsible.
Detective Paul Van der Zee of the Hamilton Child Protection Team said Police are applauding the actions of a member of the public who intervened and appealing for her to come forward while at the same time asking for information in relation to the offender’s identity.
“Officers were called to Aberdeen Dr about 3.40pm after reports a man has tried to entice a nine-year-old girl into his utility as she walked home from school. The ute was described as having a blue cab and front with red sides on its tray.
“At this stage it appears the man has pulled up in his utility and told the girl to get in which she has refused to do and she has then begun to cry. Seeing this, a woman described as having long blond hair who was parked behind the man’s ute in a silver coloured people mover type vehicle has got out of her car and intervened.”
Mr Van der Zee said with the intervention of the woman the man has walked crossed Rifle Range Rd and into a park where a number of people were playing rugby and the Good Samaritan has left. Read more »