More than 24 hours since a Queensland teenager was woken in her home by an armed man and abducted, police are still searching for the pair.
Trigger warning: This post deals with an alleged domestic violence incident and may be triggering for some readers.
Billy-Anne Huxham, 18, was allegedly abducted by her armed ex-boyfriend, Carl Garry Chapman, in Queensland yesterday morning — and police have yet to find the pair.
Just after 6am yesterday, Ms Huxham was allegedly woken and assaulted in her Gilbert Street, Caboolture home by Chapman, who police believe to have been brandishing a machete and a fun.
The teen is believed to e sustained wounds to her leg and bruising to her face during the incident.
Ms Huxham ‘s neighbours heard yelling and screaming early yesterday before the teenager was allegedly abducted at gunpoint by the 32-year-old man, according to News Corp.
There were other people in the home at the time of the distressing incident, including children.
Ms Huxham was later spotted by police as a passenger in a car on the Bruce Highway at Kallangur.
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“Officers attempted to intercept the vehicle but were unsuccessful,” police said in a statement.
Police are concerned for the teenager’s safety, as the man is believed to be armed with a shotgun or rifle.
Police believe Chapman is driving the car — which is a 2014 Mitsubishi Outlander with Queensland registration 789 VNI — and has warned the public not to approach him.
Anyone with information should contact Triple Zero (000) or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or
If this post brings up any issues for you, or if you just feel like you need to speak to someone, please call 1800 RESPECT (1800 737 732) – the national sexual assault, domestic and family violence counselling service. It doesn’t matter where you live, they will take your call and, if need be, refer you to a service closer to home.