Tasmanian News

Man charged over alleged kidnapping


Police have charged a 41-year-old man from Rosebery in relation to the alleged abduction of a young girl at the Montagu campgrounds near Smithton on Sunday.

The girl was left with minor injuries, but didn't require hospital treatment.

Cecil Maurice Mabb was arrested in bushland near Marrawah on Monday afternoon, after a nearly 24 hour manhunt.

He was taken to the Burnie Police Station for questioning.

Police say he will appear in the Burnie Magistrates Court on Tuesday morning charged with Abduction of a Young Person under 17 years and Assault.

Tasmania Police is asking anyone with dashcam footage of a white Mazda single cab ute with Queensland registration 317XNR from the Montagu area after 4.30pm on Sunday to upload footage to a police portal.

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