Missing Timaru woman found safe and well, picked up on rural road

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A Timaru woman who was reported missing has been found safe and well, police say.

Nicole Smith was picked up by a member of a public on a rural road, 20km west of Timaru, about 5am.

Missing Timaru woman Nicole Brown (also known as Nicole Smith)

Missing Timaru woman Nicole Brown (also known as Nicole Smith)

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She was taken to Timaru Police Station and is receiving support.

A 35-year-old Timaru man was arrested without incident on charges of kidnapping and breach of a protection order.

"We are pleased there has been a resolution following our appeal yesterday," said Detective Inspector Darryl Sweeney.

"The community played an important role in this appeal.

"Canterbury Police would like to thank them for their support."

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