19 May 2017

Abduction attempt near Christchurch school

3:32 pm on 19 May 2017

A Christchurch primary school says there was an attempted abduction of children on the way to school this morning and parents should be vigilant.

Queenspark School in Christchurch.

Queenspark School in Christchurch. Photo: Screenshot / GoogleMaps

Police said they received a complaint about someone acting suspiciously in the vicinity of Queenspark School but could not comment further at this stage.

The offender is described as a Māori man, aged between 30 and 40, with tattoos on his face resembling green flames with blue borders.

He was driving a white van, with a black stripe along both sides and the letter K in the middle.