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POLICE ARE awaiting the out-
come of a specialist interview this
week with a young boy who was
the victim of an alleged abduction
attempt in Prebbleton after school
The boy, of primary school age-
,was walking in Elmwood Drive
around 5pm when he was grabbed
Detective Sergeant Craig Far-
rant says it appears a youth
attempted to drag the boy down
Elmwood Drive toward a waiting
We understand the boy has
managed to grab a stick and fight
back, and managed to break free
and run to his home nearby.''
The offender apparently fled.
The boy was not injured.
Mr Farrant says the alleged
offender, who may have been in
his teens, may be linked to a red,
four-door sports type car.
We are anxious to hear of any
sightings of vehicles or activity in
the area around Elmwood Drive
and Prebbleton School late Wed-
nesday,'' he said.
Police had made extensive area
inquiries and had received a
couple of calls'' from the public fol-
At this stage, the incident
appeared to be a one-off'' and res-
idents need not be unduly con-
cerned, he said.
Anyone with information is
asked to contact Detective Ser-
geant Farrant at Christchurch
Police on 363 7400.
Information can also be given
anonymously via Crimestoppers
on 0800 555 111.
Quake victims given
respite day out
HELPING HANDS: Ladbrooks
Women's Institute member Marilyn
Price hard at work in the kitchen
preparing lunch. Picture: SUPPLIED
SEVENTY PEOPLE from Christ-
church's hard-hit eastern suburbs
were given some time out in Selwyn
recently -- catered for by members of
the Ladbrooks Women's Institute.
During the outing organised by the
Quake Breaks group, they visited
Rakaia Island Farm for a tour and a
Selwyn Mayor Kelvin Coe was also
involved in the event, welcoming the
visitors, while institute members
Jenny Ward, Marilyn Price, Trish
McDrury and Margaret Rea provided
a lunch -- with financial help from the
Quake Breaks happen once every
month to six weeks, and concentrate
on a different needy area or street
Dirt bike rider busted after 'bonfire'
A 33-YEAR-old man riding a moto-
cross bike on Tennyson St in Rolles-
ton after the November 4 fireworks
realised he had made a terrible
misjudgment'' when police stopped
him at 11pm.
The luckless dirt bike rider had
no lights, no helmet, was travelling
on a commuter road on an unroad-
worthy bike and blew twice the
His night took a turn for the
worse when police noted half a
bottle of Jim Beam whiskey hang-
ing out of his sweat shirt.
Constable Mike Harker said the
man, a Rolleston local, explained he
had just come from a bonfire.
He was surprised when stopped
by us,'' Mr Harker said. He realised
he made a terrible error of judg-
The man has been charged with a
number of driving offences.
We're always out there. If you
want to take that risk, that's you're
problem,'' Mr Harker said.
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