Three women in court over alleged abduction

Last updated 12:19 24/09/2012

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Three woman have appeared in court this morning facing charges related to the alleged abduction of a 17-year-old Opotiki girl on Sunday morning.

The three Opotiki women - Leah Shaw, 20, Kelly Patricia Tangimereana Purewa, 32, and Moewaka Biddle-Sevaki, 21 - appeared before a registrar in the Whakatane District Court.

They were remanded on bail to appear together in the Opotiki District Court on October 11.

They have been jointly charged with threatening to kill the girl, injuring her with intent and unlawfully taking her without her consent with the intent to cause her to be confined.

Police said it appeared the teenager had been in an altercation with the three adult women, who then allegedly pulled her into their vehicle in the early hours of morning yesterday.

The women then allegedly drove her to a location outside Opotiki and left her on the side of the road.

The teenager suffered injuries to her face and body, police said.

- Whakatane Beacon and Fairfax NZ

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