Ab­duc­tion alert on­line

Townsville Bulletin - - News -

TOWNSVILLE Face­book users were on alert last night af­ter an in­ter­net warn­ing about a pae­dophile went vi­ral. The post urged Townsville par­ents to keep watch on their chil­dren af­ter an at­tempted ab­duc­tion. The post read: ‘‘ A man out­side a lo­cal shop­ping cen­tre has tried to coax a 10-year-old child into the back of his car tonight. Please re­post.’’ De­spite hun­dreds of peo­ple spread­ing the warn­ing, po­lice said they had not been in­formed of any at­tempted ab­duc­tion. It is un­known if the mes­sage was a hoax.

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