Nowra police arrest woman in possible abduction case

A 39-year-old female from Villawood in Sydney is helping police with inquiries after being stopped by officers on Cambewarra Mountain following the possible abduction of two girls.

Police received reports on Friday afternoon about a vehicle that could have been in the area, which contained two girls aged 17 and 11, who had allegedly been abducted by their mother from the Bankstown area.

One of the girls allegedly used a mobile phone to contact police saying they were in the vehicle travelling in the Southern Highlands area, possibly on the Nowra Road heading towards Kangaroo Valley or Nowra.

Acting on information from Sydney police, vehicles from the Shoalhaven command were activated, making their way over Cambewarra Mountain, where they located the vehicle on the western side of the mountain, stopping it at the intersection of Moss Vale and Tourist roads at around 3.52pm.

The female was arrested and taken to Nowra Police Station where she is helping police with inquiries.

The girls were also transported to Nowra Police Station in a separate vehicle.

It is believed the children could be at the centre of a custody dispute.