Missing Gold Coast boy found safe, man charged

UPDATE | An 11-month-old boy allegedly taken from a home in Southport, sparking an amber alert has been found safe and well while a woman is fighting for life in hospital

The woman was allegedly assaulted at a home on Como Crescent around 5.15pm on Saturday afternoon before a man was seen placing the boy in a car.

Police located the woman unresponsive before issuing an urgent public appeal amid fears for the boy’s safety.


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He was located in the Logan area around midnight and was taken to Crestmead Police station.

The man was arrested a short time later in Oxley.

The 34-year-old has been charged with grievous bodily harm and strangulation.

He was refused bail to front Richlands Magistrates Court on Monday.

The woman remains in a critical condition in the Gold Coast University Hospital.

Note: Some identifying details have been removed from earlier versions of this story. 

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EARLIER @ 8.50PM, Saturday | Police are appealing for urgent help to find a baby boy taken from a home in Southport this afternoon, with fears he may be at significant risk.

According to police, a man allegedly assaulted a woman at a home along Como Crescent around 5.15pm, before he was seen taking the 11-month-old baby boy and putting them into a car.

The man is described as a Pacific Islander in appearance, around 180cm tall and of a solid build.

The vehicle was last seen heading westbound on Smith Street near Kumbari Avenue around 5.30pm.

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