Stuart MacGill performed 44 Tests for Australia.© AFP
Australian police on Wednesday arrested 4 males in reference to the armed kidnapping of former Test bowler Stuart MacGill. The males had been detained in a pre-dawn raid in Sydney, following the kidnapping of the cricketer within the metropolis’s prosperous Lower North Shore final month. MacGill was lauded as a gifted bowler and performed 44 Tests for Australia, however was unfortunate that his profession coincided with that of Shane Warne, ranked by many as the very best spin bowler of all time.
Police mentioned that on April 14 the 50-year-old MacGill was confronted by three males at an intersection and bundled right into a automobile.
He was pushed to a property an hour out of the town the place he was allegedly assaulted and threatened with a firearm earlier than being launched after the hour-long ordeal.
“I do know it was solely an hour that he was held however it might have been a horribly frightful hour to endure,” NSW Police superintendent Anthony Holton advised media.
MacGill, who knew certainly one of his alleged kidnappers, was “nonetheless fairly shaken” by the incident, Holton mentioned.
After “in depth investigations” a police strike pressure and riot officers arrested 4 males aged 27, 29, 42 and 46, within the early hours of Wednesday.
Although no ransom was paid police imagine the kidnapping was financially motivated.
The 4 males had been within the strategy of being charged and had been anticipated to look in court docket in a while Wednesday.
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