Police say allegation Auckland teenager was abducted, assaulted is false

The teenager was reportedly taken from Meola Road around 1:40pm.
The teenager was reportedly taken from Meola Road around 1:40pm. Photo credit: Google Street View

Auckland police say allegations a teenage girl was allegedly abducted and sexually assaulted are false. 

Police say they received a report about an abduction and assault on Wednesday evening. However, after an investigation they are "satisfied that no abduction has occurred".

"Police have made further enquiries today following a report of an abduction and assault incident in Western Springs involving a student on Wednesday."

"At this current time, Police do not hold concerns for the safety of the general public as a result of this report.

"Police are continuing to make enquiries about this report to ascertain exactly what has taken place and we are not in a position to provide any further details at this time," police said in a statement.

They said the complainant is being "provided with support".

The false report follows a warning to parents from Pt Chevalier School earlier in the week about a man in a van approaching students.

"Pt Chevalier School has been informed by another local school about an incident [on Monday] where a student was approached by a caucasian male in a black van on Pt Chevalier Road," principal Stephen Lethbridge wrote. 

"As always please encourage your children to be safe when walking home and where possible walk with another student or stay in a group," Lethbridge said.

Police said they received a report about a man approaching a student on Monday afternoon. 

"The incident is reported to have taken place on Pt Chevalier Road. The man, who remained in his vehicle, spoke to the student who was walking on the footpath before eventually driving off. A person has been spoken to in relation to this incident and our enquiries are ongoing."

The spokesperson urged anyone who witnesses any suspicious activity to contact Police immediately.