A drama unfolded last Friday night as news of a young lady being kidnapped in Cornwall was reported by members of the public.
Extensive claims on social media about the kidnapping of a child in the Stenalees Area of St. Austell has prompted the authorities to begin an immediate investigation.
An investigation was made on Friday by the police over concerns for the welfare of the young lady who was seen being put into the back of a car.
The authorities conducted door-to-door inquiries in the Stenalees area as many took to social media to warn people of a suspected kidnapping.
The authorities have released a statement detailing that a young female lady may be involved in the incident and that they are looking for an SUV that has a metallic colour.
Treverbyn Academy also released a statement regarding the incident stating that the police are not treating this as kidnapping and that the alleged abduction is not connected with the school.
The police have fortunately confirmed that no child was involved in the incident and that no crime was committed. The police say the young female was an adult looked after by her carers. They then further explained that she was put in the car for her safety.
The authorities from St Austell also released a statement on Facebook detailing the account of the incident on Friday night.
The post explains that the police received a report regarding a concern for a female seen in Stannary Road, Higher Bugle. A member of the public saw the female being taken out of the road and put inside a car and then left the area.
Following an extensive search and door-to-door inquiries, the authorities were able to locate the address where the female resided with her carers. Reassuring the public that no child was involved and that the female was safe and sound.
The St Austell police following the statement also thanked the members of the public.