Police lay charges after child stealing at Beenleigh

A 31-year-old man has been charged after allegedly taking a child from a home in Beenleigh last night.

The Beenleigh man, who is known to the child, entered a Wardell Crescent address around 9.30pm where it will be alleged he assaulted a woman, before fleeing with a one-year-old girl.

Police issued an Amber Alert and the child was located safe and well in Beenleigh around 10am this morning.

The man has been charged with a number of offences including child stealing (Domestic Violence Offence) , enter dwelling with intent (Domestic Violence Offence), assault occasioning bodily harm, common assault (Domestic Violence Offence), contravention of a domestic violence order, dangerous operation of a vehicle (Domestic Violence Offence) and evade police.

He is due to appear in the Beenleigh Magistrates Court tomorrow.

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