Updated June 14, 2018 07:55:59 A manhunt is underway in Australia after a toddler’s disappearance in northern NSW was reported to police by a social media user.
Key points:The toddler’s mother contacted police about her son’s disappearance and they searched for him over the weekendA local man was arrested after the search ended on SundayA manhunt has been launched for the missing toddler in northern New South WalesA search team has also been searching for a man who was arrested in the area in relation to the toddler’s caseA local resident told police the toddler had disappeared on Saturday, prompting police to search for him.
The man’s name was not immediately released but his family has confirmed he was arrested on Sunday.
The police spokesperson confirmed he had been arrested on Saturday but declined to release further details.
Officers are searching for the man, aged 30, who was allegedly arrested on Monday morning.
Police are also searching for two men believed to be involved in the search, but did not provide further details of their identities.
The toddler was last seen on Friday afternoon while walking her family to a park near their home in Larkfield, in the north-east of the state.
“They said they were walking her home from the park and then when she got home she went back to the park to get her toy but when she came back she had fallen off the fence,” a witness told ABC Radio Sydney.
“She went into the bushes and disappeared and they’re still looking for her.”
A neighbour, who did not want to be named, told ABC News the toddler was walking in the park with her parents on Friday.
“I saw her last week and it’s just awful.
The police are not doing anything and it would be horrible if she was killed,” the neighbour said.”
It’s horrible and they’ve gone out of their way to keep it quiet.”
You just don’t know what’s going on and it seems like the police are being very secretive.”‘
There’s just a lot of pressure on them’The neighbour, from Larkdale, said the toddler could have been picked up by other family members.”
There’s no other family and there’s just so much pressure on these kids to keep quiet,” she said.
Police did not comment on the possibility of a third suspect being arrested.”
Obviously there’s always the possibility there’s another person involved,” the NSW Police spokesperson said.
Mr Bock said the family had been told the child was missing and would be returned home to be with her mother and siblings.”
That’s all I can say about that.
It’s all we can say,” he said.
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