Missing Qld children drove through Glen Innes: police

Police say the four children are believed to have taken this silver 2004 Nissan Patrol with Queensland registration plates.
Police say the four children are believed to have taken this silver 2004 Nissan Patrol with Queensland registration plates.

UPDATE:

Four children missing from Rockhampton have been found safe in Grafton.

Police allege the four children, the oldest just 14, drove over 900 kilometres or ten hours in a four wheel drive into NSW from their Central Queensland home.

Police took them into custody around 10.40pm on Sunday night and seized a car which was parked off the Gwydir highway west of Grafton.

The group were taken to Grafton Police Station and have since been released into alternative care arrangements.

Police say an investigation is ongoing.

The four, understood not to be related, were sighted near Glen Innes Sunday afternoon.

EARLIER:

Police are searching for four missing children, the oldest just 14, who drove hundreds of kilometres before being sighted near Glen Innes Sunday afternoon.

The four children are believed to have left home in Gracemere near Rockhampton in a silver 2004 Nissan Patrol four wheel drive and driven overnight before crossing into NSW on Sunday.

The four were sighted in Glen Innes Sunday afternoon. They were later sighted near Grafton, according to Queensland police.

The group took fishing rods, cash and one of the children left a note to his family indicating he was leaving before heading for NSW.

Police are urgently seeking public assistance to help locate the four children. Anyone with information on their whereabouts is urged to contact police immediately.

Police allege the 14-year-old boy, two 13-year-old boys, and a 10-year-old girl were sighted at a service station in Banana at 4.45am where they were involved in a petrol stealing incident.

The 14-year-old boy is described as Caucasian, 150cm tall with a solid build, brown hair, green eyes and a fair complexion.

One of the 13-year-olds is described as Caucasian, 160cm tall with a slim build, brown hair, blue eyes and a fair complexion.

The second 13-year-old is described as Caucasian, 160cm tall with black hair and hazel eyes.

The 10-year-old girl is described as Caucasian, 150cm tall with a slim build, light brown hair and a fair complexion.

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