Man faces court over child kidnap attempt

Karen SweeneyAAP
Tyrone Abella has faced court for allegedly trying to kidnap a teenage girl from a bus stop.
Camera IconTyrone Abella has faced court for allegedly trying to kidnap a teenage girl from a bus stop. Credit: AAP

A Melbourne man is facing more than a dozen charges over an alleged attempt to kidnap a child.

Tyrone Abella, 20, was arrested and charged on Wednesday over an incident in Frankston a day earlier, when he is alleged to have tried to take a teenage girl from a bus stop.

Abella, who has no fixed address, is facing an attempted kidnapping and attempted child stealing charge over the incident on Tuesday morning.

He's also facing three unlawful assault charges, including one which prosecutors said was an alleged sexual offence, and charges of possessing ice, cannabis and an imitation firearm.

Other charges allege he stole a rental car and drove carelessly in Edithvale and Carrum Downs, where he was arrested.

He faced Melbourne Magistrates Court by videolink from Frankston on Wednesday afternoon.

Wearing a black and green jumper with a mask over his mouth, Abella rested his head on a table during the hearing.

The court heard he had a fractured eye socket and neck injury that needed to be seen by a nurse.

He has an intellectual disability and may also be withdrawing from drugs of addiction, the court heard.

He's due back in court on October 27.

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