Police have arrested three women in relation to the alleged kidnapping of a 17-year-old girl in the Bay of Plenty.
Police responded to a reported kidnapping about 5am yesterday. It appeared the teenager had been in an altercation with three adult women, who then pulled her into their vehicle.
The attackers then allegedly drove her to a location outside town and left her on the side of the road, police said.
The teenager suffered injuries to her face and body.
Opotiki and Whakatane police located three women and interviewed them yesterday.
A police spokeswoman this morning said the women had been arrested, but she didn't know what charges were laid.
They were likely to appear in court today, she said.