Please attribute the following statement to Detective Senior Sergeant Mark Van Kempen
Police have arrested a man in relation to the kidnapping of an 18-month-old after the child was reported missing from a Rotorua address overnight.
The child was found around 8.15 this morning and was uninjured, but medically checked as a precaution.
This man is not known to the family and Police would like to assure the public that they are not seeking anyone else in relation to this inquiry.
If anyone saw anything suspicious in the Koutu area between 10pm and 2am last night they are encouraged to contact the Rotorua Police on (07) 348 0099 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
A 17-year-old man will be appearing in the Rotorua District Court tomorrow Wednesday 14 December but investigations are still continuing in relation to this inquiry.
Police have no further comment to make in relation to this case while the matter is before the courts.
Issued by the Police Media Centre