Yanfei Bao

PHOTO: Yanfei Bao was last seen on Wednesday morning, door-knocking in the Wigram area in Christchurch. Photo: RNZ / NZ Police

Man Charged with Kidnapping Appears in Court Following Disappearance of Christchurch Woman

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Concerns Raised for Missing Yanfei Bao

Court Proceedings and Ongoing Investigation

A man has been brought to court after being charged with kidnapping in connection with the disappearance of Yanfei Bao, a woman from Christchurch. The incident took place while Bao was door-knocking in the Wigram area on Wednesday morning.

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Safety Concerns for Yanfei Bao

While the police have not declared the investigation as a homicide inquiry, they expressed their deep concern for Yanfei Bao’s safety, prompting swift action in the case.

Court Appearance and Legal Measures

The man accused of the kidnapping appeared in Christchurch District Court this morning. During the court session, his name was withheld from the public, and he was remanded in custody for a period of three weeks. This decision was made due to the ongoing investigation involving the defendant.

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Interpreter Assists the Defendant

Throughout his appearance in court, the accused received assistance from an interpreter. Despite the gravity of the situation, he seemed calm and acknowledged the charges brought against him by nodding in response to the interpreter’s reading.

The investigation into Yanfei Bao’s disappearance is ongoing, and authorities are working diligently to ensure justice is served in this matter.

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