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Four children abducted by man at Queensland property may be at ‘significant risk’


Four young children may be at “significant risk” after a man abducted them from a Queensland property on Thursday morning.

Queensland Police said the children – aged 8, 7, 4 and 3 – were taken from a property at The Leap, north of Mackay, about 11.30am.

“All of the children are described as being Caucasian in appearance with a slim build and brown hair,” police said in a statement.

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An amber alert has been issued asking members of the public to help locate the youngsters.

The children – aged three, four, seven and eight years old – were taken by a man from a property at The Leap. Credit: QLD Police

A man, with identifiable Batman ‘joker’ themed facial tattoos, was seen taking the children from a Maraju Yakapari Road address in a white 2005 Nissan Patrol 4WD with the Queensland Registration 063BC9.

The car was last seen heading toward Bruce Highway.

Police said the alleged offender is described as Caucasian, solid build, approximately 175cm tall with a shaven head and full bushy beard.

Police said the man seen taking the kids, pictured, has identifiable facial tattoos. Credit: QLD Police
The man was seen driving toward Bruce Highway in a white 2005 Nissan Patrol 4WD. Credit: QLD Police

Anyone with information about the abduction is asked to call 131 564.

Those with life-threatening information about the incident should contact triple-0.

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Source: 7News