A sketch of the man who attempted to abduct a child at Tannum Sands.
A sketch of the man who attempted to abduct a child at Tannum Sands. Submitted

Public help to identify abductor

A SWELL of information has been received in relation to identifying a possible suspect in the attempted abduction of a 12-year-old girl in Tannum Sands last Thursday.

Numerous calls have been received by Crime Stoppers nominating possible persons of interest in relation to the incident which occurred along the Turtle Way cycle path about 3.40pm.

Detective Senior Sergeant Scott Moon, in charge of Gladstone detectives, said detectives were sorting through a number of Crime Stopper files.

Det. Snr Sgt Moon said a lot of information had been provided and now it was a matter of identifying clearly who it (the perpetrator) may be. With the investigation reliant on the information provided by the victim child, police are still trying to identify the man who intervened and assisted the girl.

“We are very grateful for the assistance he provided to the child and the valuable information he may be able to provide to the investigation,” Det. Snr Sgt Moon said.

The offender is described as being tall with a very large build, aged in his 40s, dark skin, short bristly brown/black hair, short beard around his face and brown eyes.



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