A 12-year-old Cromwell girl has been referred to youth aid after it was found a report she made to police in December that two "dark-skinned men" in a white van had attempted to abduct her was bogus.
Detective Sergeant Derek Shaw, of the Central Otago CIB, said "the victim in this matter was re-interviewed by a detective about inconsistencies in her account of what occurred and it has been established that this abduction attempt did not occur".
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