Daniel Morcombe
Daniel Morcombe

Girl escapes from man after Daniel Morcombe talk

A DARWIN girl escaped an alleged would-be abductor and provided police with a detailed description that led to a suspect's arrest after listening to a stranger danger talk by the parents of Daniel Morcombe.

Bruce and Denise Morcombe, whose 13-year-old son was allegedly abducted and killed by Brett Peter Cowan, gave a stranger danger talk at Rosebery Primary School two weeks ago.

Mr Morcombe said that after speaking at more than 350 schools they were pleased - in this case - their presentation could have made a difference.

"It is of huge interest to us as we do always get asked: Do you make a difference? How many people have you saved?" he said.

The girl was on her way home from school on Tuesday when the man allegedly approached her.

After a short conversation, the girl ran to a friend's house and told an adult, who then called police.

The girl's detailed description led to the arrest of a 33-year-old man about 11.15pm that night, the NT News reported.

He is in custody and is being interviewed by detectives.


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