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Man to front court over alleged child abduction

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A man accused of child abduction and assault in Tasmania's far north west will be back in the Burnie Magistrates Court on Friday.

A primary-school-aged girl was injured in the alleged incident at the Montagu Campground near Smithton on Sunday afternoon.

Having allegedly fled the scene, Rosebery's Cecil Maurice Mabb was eventually arrested the next day after a dramatic search involving drones and the police helicopter.

The 41-year-old fronted court via video link on Wednesday.

Mabb has been remanded in custody ahead of his next appearance on Friday at 11:15am.