NSW woman accused of snatching toddlers from Coast home

Two children, aged 1 and 3, were taken from a Beerwah home this week, and were found in New South Wales.
Two children, aged 1 and 3, were taken from a Beerwah home this week, and were found in New South Wales. Jorge Branco

SUNSHINE Coast detectives are taking action today to extradite a New South Wales woman who allegedly snatched two children from a Beerwah home in what police described as a violent confrontation.

Police will allege that on Tuesday about 9.30am the two adult occupants of the Beerwah house, a 31-year-old man and a 35-year-old woman, were threatened by the group before the woman was struck on the head with a metal pole, sustaining a laceration to her head that required hospital treatment.

Two children, a three-year-old girl and her one-year-old brother, were removed from the house, with the group then leaving with the children.

The woman and two children were located safe and well in the New South Wales town of Moree yesterday, and detectives will travel to New South Wales to seek the woman's extradition.

Investigations are continuing.

If you have information for police, contact Policelink on 131 444 or provide information using the online form 24 hours per day.

You can report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers, a registered charity and community volunteer organisation, by calling 1800 333 000 or via 24 hours per day.

Topics:  beerwah children crime police sunshine coast

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