Woman charged with abduction of two-year-old

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The two-year-old Dunedin girl who sparked a widespread search after being allegedly abducted from the Otago Farmers Market yesterday has been found safe and well.

Bailey Johnson was found unharmed by police at an address in South Dunedin today, nearly 24 hours after she went missing.

The search centred on a family member, who was alleged to have driven away from the market with the girl without the permission of the child's legal guardian.

Police, who appealed last night for sightings of the pair, thanked members of the public for the "excellent response and valuable information provided".

A 47-year-old woman has been charged with abduction and will appear in the Dunedin District Court tomorrow.

- APNZ

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