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Schoolboy escapes 'abduction attempt'

A REDBANK Plains family was left shaken yesterday afternoon after their son evaded an apparent attempted child abduction.

The father of the 13-year-old boy said his son was walking home on School Rd at Redbank Plains when a blue station wagon pulled up beside him at around 3.15pm.

The man driving the car called the boy to the roadside, asking him for the time.

The boy , who was outside his home at the time of the incident, called for help.

A lady came to the aid of the boy, and called police.

The police searched the area but no found no trace of the car.

The child's father said the man driving the car was wearing blue medical gloves.

He said the family were left shaken up by the incident so close to their family home.

"He was on his way home from school," he said. "It was right in front of our home. We ran down there but he had taken off.

"Luckily, there was another lady and a child there."

There were reports of the car seen driving around the School Rd area earlier in the afternoon, he said.

Ipswich police inspector Keith MacDonald said the circumstances of the incident were still to be established.

Anyone with information which could assist with this matter should contact Crime Stoppers anonymously via 1800 333 000 or crimestoppers.com.au.

Topics:  child abduction, redbank plains


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