News of the “kidnap attempt” broke early last week. The girl had told police that she had been pulled into a van by a man she didn’t know, but had been able to escape a little later.
The police promptly launched an investigation and photofit pictures of alleged “kidnaper” were spread via posters and in the media. However, this draw a blank. The police also deployed extra offices to the gates of schools in and around Willebroek.
However, the girl has now admitted that the kidnap attempt was a figment of her imagination. The police say that they are glad that people of Willebroek no longer have to worry.
The girl’s fate will be decided by a Juvenile Magistrate who can decided to sanction her for having wasted police time.