Arrest made following attempted abduction

A good result for Whakatane Police a local man has been arrested following an attempted abduction overnight.

A female was walking home past the Allanadale Supertte when she was approached by a male in a white vehicle and asked to get in the car, she refused and left the area.

She was later approached again on Bridge Street and managed to punch the man and alert Police.

Senior Sergeant Mark Van Der Kley says the man has been in talks with police.

He’s since been charged with male assaults female and drink-driving on a zero alcohol licence.

Sam Gardner