Schoolboy, 15, is ‘kidnapped by a group of teenagers and held hostage in the bush’ – before being released with a broken arm after ransom demand fell through
- Schoolboy allegedly kidnapped and held hostage for two hours in the bush
- A man and a group of teenagers took him, held him hostage and assaulted him
- The 15-year-old boy was forced to call his father and ask for a ‘large sum of cash’
- When police were called to the scene, the group fled and left the victim alone
A schoolboy was allegedly kidnapped, repeatedly assaulted and held hostage for two hours in the bush by a man and a group of teenagers before he was released with a broken arm.
The 15-year-old boy is believed to have been taken to Blackbutt Creek Track in Gordon on Sydney’s north shore after being confronted by the group of strangers on April 10.
The group, consisting of a 15-year-old, two 16-year-olds and a 20-year-old, allegedly dragged the boy into the bush and demanded he call his father and ask for money.
The 15-year-old boy is believed to have been taken to Blackbutt Creek Track (pictured) in Gordon on Sydney’s North Shore by the group on April 10
Detectives believe the group allegedly made the victim request a ‘large sum of cash’ in exchange for his ‘safe release’, The Daily Telegraph reported.
After police were called to the area the accused group fled the scene, leaving the victim on his own and injured.
The schoolboy stumbled away from the bush and found his way to a nearby home where he asked for help.
He was then rushed to hospital where he was treated for a fractured arm.
The group, including the 20-year-old and three teenagers, were found and charged with multiple offences at Chatswood Police Station.
Their charges include assault occasioning bodily harm and detaining a person to gain advantage.
The 20-year-old was refused bail and is due to appear in Hornsby Local Court in July, while the juveniles are on strict bail conditions to appear in Surry Hills Children’s Court in July.
The group, including the 20-year-old and three teenagers, were found and charged with multiple offences at Chatswood Police Station (pictured)