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.


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.