Mum saves toddler from terrifying abduction attempt

Police are hunting a man following a terrifying attempted abduction of a 15-month-old boy from a children’s playground in Sydney’s west.

Officers say that on Thursday 25 May, the child was in the play area at Macquarie Street Mall in Liverpool when a man brazenly picked up the boy and began walking away.

The toddlers mother, who was standing a short distance away, yelled and ran towards the man who handed the boy to her before running off.


The man is described as Mediterranean/Middle Eastern appearance, about 45-years-old, medium build, clean shaven, with black hair combed back.

He was wearing a black woollen long sleeved jacket at the time of the attempted abduction.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Liverpool Police or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.