Police seeking second man over alleged abduction of GC schoolboy

UPDATE @ 11.45 AM | POLICE are searching for a second man in relation to the alleged abduction of a schoolboy on the Gold Coast last week.

Detective Inspector Marc Hogan is expected to make an appeal for information this afternoon.

The 12-year-old boy was dragged into a car outside his Mudgeeraba home around 3.30pm on Friday, sparking an Amber Alert.


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The youngster was then driven interstate, where he was found in the northern NSW town of Grafton shortly after midday on Saturday, May 12.

A 53-year-old man was arrested over the incident and extradited back to Queensland on Monday afternoon.

He is due to appear in Southport Magistrates Court today charged with two counts of extortion and one count each of torture, deprivation of liberty, assault occasioning bodily harm and kidnapping for ransom.

At a press conference at 2.00pm, Chinese First Year Police Constable Pepsi Li will make an appeal in Chinese to the Chinese community for any information about the second man police are seeking.

EARLIER @ 9.00 AM | A MAN accused of abducting a 12-year-old boy from outside his Gold Coast home has formally been charged with kidnapping for ransom, among a string of other offences.

The schoolboy was dragged into a car outside his Mudgeeraba home around 3.30pm on Friday, sparking an Amber Alert.

The youngster was then driven interstate, where he was found in the northern NSW town of Grafton shortly after midday on Saturday, May 12.

A 53-year-old man was arrested over the incident and extradited back to Queensland on Monday afternoon.

He has since been charged with two counts of extortion and one count each of torture, deprivation of liberty, assault occasioning bodily harm and kidnapping for ransom.

At a press conference on Saturday, Detective Inspector Hogan said demands for money had been made in the lead up to the young boy’s abduction.

“It was a case where both parties were known to each other and there were financial issues involved,” Det Insp Hogan said.

The man is due to appear in the Southport Magistrates Court today.

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