Attempted luring incident proves false

NANAIMO – Police believe allegations about attempted luring of a minor were fabricated.

Nanaimo Mounties have determined allegations made by an 11-year-old concerning two men who attempted to lure him into a green van are false. The incident, reported on Friday, involved numerous police officers patrolling the Hammond Bay area for a van matching the description provided.

The investigation, which also included interviews and an RCMP forensic artist who prepared a sketch of the suspects, has been concluded.

The youth’s family and school have been advised and the case is now being treated as a family issue.