Man, 73, charged with trying to snatch child off street

A QUEENSLAND man has been arrested and charged in South Australia after allegedly trying to abduct a child in Adelaide.

Police were called to West Beach about 11.50am on Good Friday after the 73-year-old man allegedly approached a young girl and tried coaxing her into walking away with him.

SA Police said the child’s mother intervened and called police, while the man walked away.


Following investigations, the 73-year-old man from Queensland was arrested on Saturday evening and charged with attempted kidnapping.

The elderly man was remanded in custody overnight and will spend the next few days behind bars ahead of his court appearance on Tuesday.