Two Males Charged for Alleged Coffs Harbour Kidnapping

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7 February 2019

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A man and a teenage boy will appear in Coffs Harbour Local Court following investigations into an alleged kidnapping in Coffs Harbour last month.

About 9:15am on Thursday 24 January 2019, police will allege two men, aged 17 and 44, attended a hotel on Grafton Street, Coffs Harbour, and threatened a 20 year old man.

It’s further alleged the two men forced the man into a vehicle, threatening him with a hammer while driving through the streets of Coffs Harbour.

The man managed to escape from the moving vehicle and contacted police.

Officers from Coffs Clarence Police District attended and commenced investigations.

The 20 year old man suffered facial lacerations and a minor head injury. He was taken to Coffs Harbour Hospital for treatment.

In a recent development this week, officers arrested a 44 year old man from Leonay in NSW, at the time, he was walking along Harbour Drive, Coffs Harbour on Thursday morning about 7:40am.

Shortly after, about 9am, officers arrested a 17 year old teenage boy from Coffs Harbour, at a unit in the city.

They were taken to Coffs Harbour Police Station where they were charged with take/detain in company with intent to get advantage occasion actual bodily harm.

The pair were refused bail to appear at Coffs Harbour Local Court today (Friday 8 February 2019).

Investigations continue as officers believe there may have been a third person involved.

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