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Boy, 11, abducted, sexually assaulted in Auckland

Radio New Zealand logo Radio New Zealand 17/11/2016
Ranui Station Road © Bing Ranui Station Road

An 11-year-old boy has been abducted and sexually assaulted in West Auckland.

The boy got off a train at Ranui Station at about 3.55pm yesterday and walked toward Ranui Station Road, towards his home.

A man driving a grey van stopped and asked the boy for directions, then abducted him.

The man drove the boy to an unknown location and sexually assaulted him. He later drove the boy back to Ranui and let him go.

The boy arrived home at around 8pm. Waitemata Police said the victim was now at home recovering with his family.

Police and Victim Support are doing everything we can to support them," said Detective Senior Sergeant Jason McIntosh.

"The victim has undergone a medical examination and specialist child interviewers are expected to speak with him today.

"I know that this will be alarming to the West Auckland community and I'd like to reassure people that we will have extra patrols in the area over the next few days."

Police have asked anyone with information on the attack or who saw the grey van to contact Detective Senior Sergeant Jason McIntosh on 021 191 2659, or give information anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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