Gladstone police are currently investigating a report of a potential abduction in the Gladstone region on Tuesday afternoon.
Gladstone police are currently investigating a report of a potential abduction in the Gladstone region on Tuesday afternoon.

UPDATE: Police investigating child abduction claim

UPDATE 7PM: A report of a potential child abduction in the Gladstone region on Tuesday afternoon turned out to be a false alarm.

A Queensland Police Service spokesman said the incident, which had been reported by a concerned member of the public, involved a large family and someone with special needs.

INITIAL: Gladstone police are currently investigating a report of a potential abduction in the Gladstone region on Tuesday afternoon.

A Queensland Police Service spokesman said an informant contacted police about 4pm and detailed an incident involving a girl screaming as she got into a car.

The spokesman said police were investigating the legitimacy of the claim and investigations were ongoing, however, it "did not look too serious."

More to come.