Last night, Victorians took to social media after hearing reports of an attempted child abduction surfaced at Redfern Park near Royal Jubilee Hospital.
Dozens of posts and comments on local Facebook groups on Thursday night showed how concerned and angry citizens were about the alleged kidnapping attempt.
To find out more, Victoria Buzz reached out to Victoria Police – and we’re happy to report that no such incident occurred.
According to VicPD Cst. Matt Rutherford, a child was indeed speaking to two males at Redfern Park.
However, it turns out that they were teenagers and the child was giving them directions to help them out on a scavenger hunt that they were engaged in.
Thankfully, the interaction was innocent and there was no danger to the child, who was reunited with its parents soon after.