A teenage girl who claimed she was almost abducted in Albury on Tuesday afternoon was lying, police say.
The 17-year-old girl told police she was waiting for a friend on David Street when she was grabbed by a man driving a green utility just after 4.30pm.
After spending many hours trying to determine the veracity of the report and searching for the green ute and its male driver, investigators have since confirmed the incident did not occur.
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“Investigators have confirmed that the report was false (and) are no longer searching for a green utility or its male driver,” police said in a statement.
The 17-year-old girl has been interviewed police who say, “inquiries into possible offences surrounding the false report continue”.