The Tokyo Reporter

Australian male accused of abducting child in Ibaraki

Officers from the Tsuchiura Police Station arrested an Australian national for allegedly abducting the son of his former girlfriend on Sunday (Fuji News Network)

IBARAKI (TR) – Ibaraki Prefectural Police have arrested a male Australian national in the alleged abduction of a baby in Tsuchiura City, reports Fuji News Network (June 12).

On Sunday morning, Robert Hervey, 42, allegedly assaulted his former girlfriend, 32, and kidnapped her 11-month-old boy after a quarrel.

The suspect was apprehended on a road not far from the scene of the alleged abduction by police working off a tip. He denies the charges.

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