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Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Woman escapes alleged kidnappers to raise alarm

A man and woman have been charged over the alleged kidnapping of a 44-year-old woman and the discovery of a 52-year-old man’s body on the state’s Central Coast.

Police say that at around 4.30pm on Saturday, emergency services were called to Levitt Street in Wyong, following reports a woman had escaped a nearby unit after allegedly being kidnapped.

The 44-year-old woman told police she had allegedly been there since Thursday.

She was treated at the scene before being taken to Gosford Hospital in a stable condition for treatment of multiple injuries including burns.

While speaking with detectives, the woman raised concerns for the welfare of a man who she believed was also at the unit.

“Soon after, police located the body of a man inside. He is yet to be formally identified but is believed to be aged in his 50s,” NSW Police said in a statement.

“A crime scene was established, which will be examined by specialist forensic police, and detectives commenced an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the incidents.

“Following inquiries, a 30-year-old man was arrested at the unit about 5.30pm and a 33-year-old woman was arrested at a home on Charmian Street, Watanobbi, about 10pm.”

The pair were taken to Wyong Police Station, where the man was charged with murder, and take/detain in company with intent to commit serious indictable offence occasion actual bodily harm.

The woman was charged with conceal serious indictable offence.

They were both refused bail to appear in Wyong Local Court today.

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