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Five arrested over alleged kidnapping in Sydney park


Five young Sydney men have been arrested after a 20-year-old was allegedly kidnapped last month.

The 20-year-old was allegedly confronted by two men at Gore Creek Reserve in Greenwich before being forced into a car at midday on October 14.

The man was threatened, assaulted and released, police said.

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Strike force detectives and tactical operations police arrested four men at a petrol station in West Ryde yesterday afternoon.

About the same time, a 24-year-old was arrested at a unit in Macquarie Park, and several items were seized that were allegedly relevant to the investigation.

He has been charged with five offences, including take/detain person in company with intent to obtain advantage, possession of an offensive weapon, drug supply, and knowingly dealing with proceeds of crime.

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A 32-year-old man was taken to Chatswood Police Station where he was charged with take/detain person in company with intent to obtain advantage (conspiracy to commit offence).

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Gloves and tasers allegedly found during the arrests.

A 31-year-old man was charged with take/detain person in company with intent to obtain advantage (conspiracy to commit offence), and a second charge of take/detain person in company with intent to obtain advantage.

And a 27-year-old man charged with take/detain person in company with intent to obtain advantage (conspiracy to commit offence).

All four were refused bail and will appear at Parramatta Local Court today.

The other man arrested at West Ryde has been taken to Westmead Hospital after a dog bite, and remains under police guard.



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