A 2-year-old boy who was allegedly abducted from Coffs Harbour yesterday has been safely located just after 11.30pm yesterday at Tenterfield area.
The 35-year-old woman and the 37-year-old man are both in police custody, and are due to appear in court today charged over the alleged abduction of a child from the Far North Coast.
A state-wide Amber Alert was initiated late yesterday after a woman was allegedly assaulted and a two-year-old boy abducted outside an office at Coffs Harbour about 2pm (Friday, December 8).
Triple Zero (000) received multiple calls from members of the public who witnessed the incident and attempted to intervene.
Officers attached to Coffs / Clarence Police District commenced inquiries and launched a state-wide Amber Alert appeal to locate the child.
Following on-going appeals for assistance, the boy was found about 11.30pm, almost 300km away in Tenterfield and a man and woman arrested.
They were taken to Tenterfield Police Station where they have now been charged.
- A 37-year-old man has been charged with take/detain child with intent to remove from parental control (DV), and reckless grievous bodily harm. He has also been charged with breach of bail.
- A 35-year-old woman has been charged with take/detain child with intent to remove from parental control (DV), and breach of bail.
The two, who are both from Tenterfield, been refused bail to appear in Tamworth Local Court today (Saturday 9 December 2023).
A 61-year-old woman has been treated for a broken arm, allegedly suffered in the assault.
NSW Police Force issued an Amber alert seeking urgent public assistance to help locate the two-year-old boy who was allegedly taken from a family member on Little Street, Coffs Harbour, just after 2pm today (Friday, December 8).