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Pair charged with abduction

The home where the girl was abducted in Willowbank.
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A man and woman have been charged with abducting a two-year-old girl during a home invasion at Ipswich, west of Brisbane, on Saturday.

Queensland Police spent the night questioning the 21-year-old Queensland woman and 42-year-old man from Victoria.

The pair have been charged with one count each of abducting a child, burglary and committing an indictable offence and are due to face court this morning.

The child was found safe at Archerfield on Brisbane’s south side around 7pm yesterday, just over 24 hours after being taken from her father’s home at Willowbank.

The girl’s father says he was inside the house when three men broke in and took the girl just after 8:00pm on Saturday night.

“They just basically busted in, took the little child and as I went to walk out the door they smashed me across the face,” he said.

“It was quite distressing for the young children.”

Police said a woman and three men were seen leaving the address in two sedans.

Police had released photos of a man and woman known to the child that they wanted to speak to, but had not said how they may be related to the case.

On Sunday police said they believed the abductors were known to the family, but would not comment on whether the woman seen leaving the area was the girl’s mother.

The girl’s father lives at the house with another woman and several other children.