POLICE investigating a reported child abduction at Otford yesterday now believe the incident did not occur.
An 11-year-old boy reported being pulled into a vehicle by two men near Domville Street in Otford, about 5.30pm on Monday.
The boy told police the men drove him to a nearby lookout, before he managed to escape from the vehicle and run home.
Wollongong police launched an investigation and conducted an extensive search of the surrounding area; however it has now been determined that the boy provided false information to police.
The boy is expected to be spoken to further by detectives regarding the alleged false report.
Police still urge parents to speak with their children about safe people and safe places and to call Triple Zero (000) if they are concerned.
Officers also encourage parents to discuss the ramifications of making a false report and what affect this can have on police resources.