Cleo Smith speculate seen ‘with car complete of DOLLS’ days after four-year-…

THE MAN suspected of abducting Cleo Smith was spotted with a car complete of dolls after the four-year-old went missing, his neighbour claimed.

Terence Darrell Kelly, 36, appeared in court on Thursday where he was charged with forcibly taking a child under 16.


Terence Kelly posing with Bratz dollsCredit: NO


Cleo Smith with her mum Ellie – the day after she was rescuedCredit: Getty


Kelly’s car – where his neighbour saw the car ‘complete of dolls’Credit: EPA

Kelly was arrested on Tuesday night just before officers swooped on a character where they found Cleo, who has now been reunited with her family.

But just over a week ago, one neighbour told the Daily Mail Australia that he saw the accused kidnapper with more than ten dolls in the back of his blue Mazda.

Henry Dodd said the dolls were brand new and were nevertheless in their packaging “as if they had been collected from the post office”.

“There were around ten or twelve dolls… and it looked like he had picked them up after they were delivered somewhere,” he told Daily Mail Australia. 

“You could see them in their boxes like he ordered them online. They were all piled in the back of his car.”

Mr Dodd went on to say that he thought the sight was “weird” and that he didn’t realise Kelly had an complete room complete of toys in his house until it was reported on Wednesday.

He also said that he passed on the observation to local police to which they told the Mail that “police have their own way of deciding what to follow up and not follow up on.”

On Thursday it was revealed that Kelly was obsessed with Bratz dolls with pictures showing dozens of them in the house where she was found.

One of Kelly’s many social media profiles is a Facebook page concentrated on his obsession with Bratz dolls, an American brand featuring scantily clad teenage figures.

On the page, posted a video of himself with a filter showing hearts with the words “I love my dolls”.

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Another picture shows a room dedicated to the dolls, with shelves stacked to the ceiling showing a large number nevertheless in the boxes, the Sydney Morning Herald Reports.

Kelly is also pictured with one of the dolls in each hand wearing a Bratz t-shirt with the words: “Nothing beats chilling at home with by Bratz dolls”.

He also uploaded photos to Facebook in April 2020 showing him taking a doll for a car excursion.

“I love taking my dolls for excursion around and doing their hair and taking selfies in public”, he captioned the post.

Police were asked about the alleged doll obsession and whether Kelly might have used the toys to lure Cleo but said they would not be commenting on it. 

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Grainey dashcam footage, obtained by 7News, shows the moment police swooped on Kelly on Tuesday night.

The doll-obsessed man was just metres away from his home where the four-year-old Cleo was locked inside.

On Tuesday at 11.24pm, over an hour before Cleo was rescued, police surrounded Kelly in front of shocked onlookers.

“It was like a high-speed chase first, there was one car and then police cars,” Deane Mitchell told 7NEWS.

“[I thought] something’s going on, that’s not right.”

It is understood that Kelly’s female relatives were in the car when he was bundled out of the means.

Another observe said that police were “chasing” the speculate before surrounding him.

“And we saw one of the detectives on top of the guy pinning him down on the curb. . . you know really rigorously,” the observe said.

In the early hours of Wednesday morning, Cleo was carried to safety after she was found safe 18 days after vanishing from Blowholes Campground – just 43 miles from her home in Carnarvon, Western Australia.

Police allege that Kelly snatched the little girl from her family tent while she slept at the campsite with her family on October 16.


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Inside Cleo Smith kidnap speculate’s home ‘filled with dozens of Bratz dolls where four-year-old was rescued’

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