Appeal nets arrest in sexual abduction case

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A man has been arrested following a wide spread appeal from police asking for public help in tracking down a man believed to be responsible for a sexual abduction in Mount Maunganui.

Security footage of a man and a vehicle were circulated publicly yesterday. Meanwhile police continued with a number of inquiries which resulted in an individual being nominated as a possible suspect.

This morning a 35-year-old man from New Plymouth was arrested at a motel in Mount Maunganui. The incident happened in the early hours of Saturday morning.

The man has been charged with abducting a woman for sex and will appear at Tauranga District Court tomorrow.

Police issued a statement expressing thanks to the public and media for their assistance with the appeal.


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