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Man charged with kidnapping - Jesmond

Wednesday, 22 February 2017 01:19:09 PM

A man will face court today on several charges after he allegedly abducted a woman earlier this month.

Just after 6.30am on Saturday 4 February 2017, police were called to a unit at Jesmond, following reports of an alleged abduction.

Officers attached to Newcastle City Local Area Command have been told a 31-year-old man attended the unit and threatened a 20-year-old woman, forcing her into a Holden Commodore and driving away.

A crime scene was established and police commenced an investigation.


A short time later, the 20-year-old woman was located at a house in Cameron Park.

Following inquiries, police attended a home in Gray Street, Wallsend, and arrested a 31-year-old man.

He was taken to Waratah police station where he was charged with take/detain person with intent to obtain advantage (DV), assault occasioning actual bodily harm, common assault (DV), common assault, acquire etc firearm, and possess ammunition without holding licence/permit.

The man was refused bail to appear at Newcastle Local Court today (Wednesday 22 February 2017).

Inquires are continuing.