By Lethbridge Herald on April 7, 2021.
Lethbridge Police have determined a report of attempted child abduction was a misunderstanding, and there was no criminal intent.
A 12-year-old girl had reported that five individuals in a van had attempted to abduct her near Lakeview School on Sunday.Â
Subsequent investigation into the incident on Monday determined the van and occupants were in the area on a group outing and were running to the nearby park to play ball.
Staff for the outing called police as soon as they heard about the incident.
The report was published in the Herald on Tuesday (“Police investigate report of attempted abduction”, Page A1).