Blaine Ross Hughes
A man who was wanted by police in connection with an
alleged attempted abduction of a 13-year-old Timaru girl has
Blaine Ross Hughes, 20, of Washdyke, was arrested without
incident in Timaru just after 6am today after information was
received from a member of the public, Detective Senior
Sergeant Marion Neill said.
He was in an Isuzu Bighorn vehicle which had been reported
stolen earlier in the week.
He appeared in the Timaru District Court this morning on
charges of unlawful taking and injuring with intent to
injure, and was remanded in custody until later this month.
Further charges were likely, Ms Neill said.
"Police are grateful for the assistance of the public in
helping us to locate this man.''
A police investigation was launched on Tuesday after the
young girl was grabbed and dragged off her bike and into bush
by a man at Washdyke, near Timaru.
The alleged abduction attempt was stopped by a nearby
resident who saw the attack and went to the girl's aid.