Nelson 'abduction' drama

Last updated 18:11 07/05/2012

Relevant offers

National

'Jigsaw' of movements prior to crash that killed four young people Crown Law solicitors paid more to prosecute dog owners than murderers Black Power motorcyclist killed in Puhoi on way to tangi High turnover of staff in National MP's office and claims of bullying Stratford teenager killed in Waikato crash Appreciating the little things; one year after the June 2015 floods Discovering the miniature world of invertebrates Stallholders win compensation after being evicted from Womad Disgruntled Lyttelton Primary School parents to form united front over bullying Stolen cop car: Driver and partner had switched seats

A Nelson man allegedly abducted a 20-month-old baby today before fleeing in a stolen car, with the baby onboard, police say.

Officers allegedly chased the 27-year-old man after he fled a family violence incident at 1.30pm.

He was found on Main Road, Stoke, but failed to stop.

The pursuit was eventually called off but police found him later in the afternoon in a parked car in Nelson.

The man handed the baby over to police before leaving the scene. Police found him again at 4pm and used road spikes to stop the car.

A police spokeswoman would not say if the man was the father of the baby.

He will appear in Nelson District Court tomorrow facing abduction and assault charges.

Further charges are likely.

Ad Feedback
Special offers

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content