By Euro Weekly News Media • 12 May 2014 • 16:13
The girl said the incident - which never happened - took place in Porto Cristo.
A schoolgirl caused a police investigation to be launched after claiming that two men in a van had attempted to kidnap her in Porto Cristo.
Her mother went to the police telling them that two men with balaclavas had approached her daughter offering her sweets and attempted to get her into a white van.
The girl claimed she had been able to escape to a nearby shop to get help.
National and Local Police in Manacor launched an investigation, but found inconsistencies in the girl’s story and she eventually admitted that she had made up the story because she was afraid of going to school.
She explained that during a workshop about fear that morning, a boy had said he was afraid of being kidnapped, after hearing rumours of similar cases, and she based her story on that.
National Police praised her school on the way they calmed parents and children while extra surveillance was set up around the schools.
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