Australian Cricketer Stuart MacGill was Kidnapped, Released

Sarita Dey
3 years ago

Former Australia Test cricketer Stuart MacGill was allegedly kidnapped from his home in Sydney last month. He released an hour later.

Australian police on Wednesday arrested four men in connection with the alleged kidnap and assault of MacGill. 

Media reported- Mac Gill was meet by a man on a street in Sydney’s north. Then two other men arrived and helped force him into a car.

Police said that on April 14 the 50-year-old MacGill was confronted by three men at an intersection and bundled into a vehicle.

Police said the incident had been reported on April 20. Prompting an investigation by the Robbery and Serious Crime Squad.

“I know it was only an hour that he was held but it would have been a horribly frightful hour to endure,” NSW Police Superintendent Anthony Holton told media.

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MacGill, a former leg-spin bowler. He took 208 wickets in 44 Test matches for Australia between 1998 and 2008.

His international career was largely overshadowed by fellow Australian leg-spinner Shane Warne.

Holton said- MacGill knew one of his alleged kidnappers.

The kidnapper was still quit shaken by the incident.

After “extensive investigations” a police strike force and riot officers arrested four men aged 27, 29, 42 and 46, in the early hours of Wednesday.

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The four men were in the process of being charged and were expected to appear in court later on Wednesday.

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