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Police update on Ellenbrook attempted child abduction scare

Western Australia Police Force 

Our Child Abuse Squad held a media conference in Ellenbrook today in relation to a recent series of incidents in the Ellenbrook area. A man was taken into custody at the time, so there was no ongoing danger to the community, however the investigation is continuing and they have appealed for information from the community.

Detectives from the Child Abuse Squad are investigating a series of incidents in which a man attempted to entice children into his vehicle in the Ellenbrook area on Wednesday 21 September 2022.

Between 2:40 and 3:00pm, it will be alleged on three separate occasions, the man approached a number of children as they were walking home from school and attempted to entice them into his vehicle.

The children, who are all aged under 13, did not enter the vehicle and the incidents were reported to police.

The 19-year-old man was later located at an address in Ellenbrook and taken into custody. He was charged with three counts of Breach of Protective Bail Conditions.

He will next appear before the Midland Magistrates Court on 7 October 2022.

The investigation is ongoing and detectives urge anyone with information or who saw a man driving a grey Toyota Corolla in the Ellenbrook/The Vines area, specifically near Stanbury Crescent and Delapre Road, to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or online at crimestopperswa.com.au

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