Abducted baby girl found in NSW bushland

A BABY girl abducted from a house in Belconnen, Canberra yesterday has been found safe and well in bushland west of Bateman’s Bay, New South Wales.

The 18-month-old girl was abducted from the Barnardos Care House in Belconnen around 12.35pm yesterday, by a man armed with a knife and gun.

The young girl’s mother is alleged to also have been involved in the abduction.


ACT police issued the following statement –  “ACT Policing would like to thank NSW Police and the community for their assistance in locating an 18-month-old girl who was abducted yesterday afternoon from a house in Belconnen. After an extensive police operation during which ACT Policing worked closely with the NSW Police Force, the child was located by NSW Police about 9.15am this morning in bushland west of Bateman’s Bay, NSW.

Two people are in the custody of NSW Police and are assisting with the investigation.