Local reveals encounter with alleged Cleo abductor

2022-04-05
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A Carnarvon baker has described the moment he waved to the man who allegedly kidnapped Cleo Smith only a day before she was rescued by police.

The baker, named Donald, on Wednesday told 6PR he has known the 36-year-old man in custody over the little girl’s alleged abduction his whole life, and waived to him in the street on Tuesday.

He told the program he “couldn’t have imagined anything like this.”

Camera IconFour-year-old Cleo Smith waves as she sits on a bed in hospital. Credit: RR/AP

“When he gets named, I don’t know what the reaction is going to be,” Donald said.

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