Pair Charged over Coffs Harbour Kidnapping

The 20-year-old man escaped

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A man and a teenage boy will appear in court today following investigations into an alleged kidnapping that occurred 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 and threatened a 20-year-old man.

It’s further alleged the two men forced the 20-year-old 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.

About 7.40am yesterday (Thursday 7 January 2019), officers arrested a 44-year-old man from Leonay NSW, while walking along Harbour Drive, Coffs Harbour.

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

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.

7 February 2019

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