Man charged following abduction of Qld toddler

Police have charged a 33-year-old man following an incident involving a two-year-old child in Edmonton yesterday afternoon.

It will be alleged at around 2:05pm the man stole a vehicle with the child inside from a Wiseman Road address. As the vehicle left the scene it allegedly struck a 63-year-old woman, who was treated for minor injuries.

During the afternoon and evening it will be alleged the vehicle was driven dangerously between Cairns and Ingham.


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The man was located in Bungalow at around 4:30am this morning and taken into custody by police.

Officers located the child, who was known to the man, safe and well at a Westcourt address at around 4:45am.

A 33-year-old Edmonton man has been charged with two counts of stealing and one count each of assault, unlawful use of a motor vehicle, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle and possession of a knife in a public place.

He is due to appear in Cairns Magistrates Court today, August 7.

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