BREAKING: Queensland Police locate four missing children, alleged abductor still on the run

Aug 12, 2022
Police have located four missing children. Source: Getty

Queensland police have located four missing children who were deemed to have been “at significant risk” after an Amber Alert was issued Thursday, August 11.

The children, aged 8, 7, 4 and 3, were found “safe and well” after they were allegedly abducted from The Leap, north of Mackay, by a man allegedly known to them.

The children were allegedly abducted from the property on Maraju Yakapari Road in a white 2005 Nissan Patrol 4WD with licence plates 063-BC9.

Police issued a statement announcing they had located the children.

“The Queensland Police Service have located the four children safe and well, who were taken from The Leap, north of Mackay, at approximately 11.30am yesterday,” the statement read.

“Police continue to appeal for information to help locate the 28-year-old man.

“Police would like to thank the media and the public for their assistance.”

The alleged abductor, who has “Joker” themed tattoos including an identifiable “why so serious” tattoo on his face, remains on the run.

Police describe the alleged abductor as Caucasian, solid build, approximately 175cm tall with a shaven head and full bushy beard.

The community were quick to convey their appreciation on social media for the police’s valiant efforts.

As reported by 9News, prior to locating the children, Inspector Regan Draheim said police were working hard to find them.

“It is paramount for us that we return them safely and we find them and locate them as soon as possible,” he said.

“We are concerned obviously for the welfare of the children and we’d like to locate them as soon as possible and return them home,” he said.

Anyone with information about the alleged abduction is encouraged to contact police on 131 564.

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