One of the men police are looking for in relation to an attempted child abduction in Torquay has a distinctive scar over his left eye.
One of the men police are looking for in relation to an attempted child abduction in Torquay has a distinctive scar over his left eye.

Hervey Bay police need leads in abduction attempt

POLICE from Maryborough's Child Protection Investigation Unit are still going through a substantial amount of information from the community relating to the attempted abduction of a teen in Hervey Bay.

About 8am on March 5, a 15-year-old girl was approached by two men on Bideford St in Torquay.

The men tried to coerce the girl into a white van with black roof racks but she rode away.

Police said it's alleged the two men gave chase on foot for a short while before returning to their vehicle.

CPIU Detective Sergeant Melonie Geck is handling the case and said police had received a substantial amount of information from the community.

"We've certainly had a lot of public support in sending through information but at this stage we still don't have any new leads," she said.

"We've still got a lot of the information that has come through - we're still going through that information."

Det Sgt Geck said officers were still speaking with the teenage girl.

One of the men involved is described as being Caucasian, aged in his 30s, with a tanned complexion and short brown hair.

The man had a scar across his left eye from just above his eyebrow down to his cheek.

The girl was not physically injured.

Anyone with information should phone Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.



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