Australian police arrested 4 males in daybreak raids on Wednesday in reference to the alleged kidnap and assault of former Test cricketer Stuart MacGill.
Reports stated MacGill, 50, was allegedly kidnapped from close to his residence in Sydney on April 14 and brought to a different half of town the place he was overwhelmed and threatened with a gun.
“About 8pm on Wednesday 14 April 2021, a 50-year-old man was allegedly confronted by a 46-year-old man near the intersection of Parraween and Winne Streets at Cremornee,” New South Wales Police stated in a press release that didn’t establish the sufferer.
“A short time later the pair were approached by two other men, forcing the older man into a vehicle.
“He was then pushed to a property at Bringelly, the place the 2 males, plus one other unknown man, allegedly assaulted the 50-year-old man and threatened him with a firearm. About an hour later, the person was pushed to the Belmore space and launched.”
Police said the incident had been reported on April 20, prompting an investigation by the Robbery and Serious Crime Squad.
“Strike pressure detectives, with help from Raptor Squad and the Public Order and Riot Squad, arrested 4 males – aged 27, 29, 42 and 46 – from 6am in the present day,” the police statement added.
A subsequent statement confirmed charges had been laid against the four men. All four men were refused bail to appear at Sutherland Local Court on Wednesday.
Todd Greenberg, the chief executive of the Australian Cricketers’ Association, said the organisation had reached out to MacGill.
“Stuart is a superb former Australian cricketer and a member of the ACA,” he said. “My main concern for Stuart in the present day is his wellbeing and for him personally. We’ve reached out to him in a spread of completely different types by means of relationships by means of the sport and my main message to Stuart is we wish to ensure he’s okay. Outside of that there’s actually not rather more I can add.”
MacGill performed 44 Tests for Australia between 1998 and 2008 and possibly would have earned many extra caps had his profession not coincided with that of Shane Warne.