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MAN AND TEEN FACE COURT CHARGED WITH KIDNAPPING

A man and underage boy will today face court in Coffs Harbor following an alleged kidnapping in Coffs Harbour last month.

Just after 9am on Thursday 24th January, police will allege two men aged 17 and 44, attended a hotel on Grafton Street and threatened a 20-year-old man.

Police say the two men forced other male into a vehicle and threatened him with a hammer while driving through the streets of Coffs Harbour.

The man managed to escape from the moving vehicle and contacted police.

He suffered facial cuts and a minor head injury and was taken to Coffs Harbour Hospital for treatment.

Officers arrested two men in relation to the incident yesterday morning.

The 44-year-old Leonay man was arrested while walking along Harbour Drive, Coffs Harbour while the 17-year-old boy was arrested at a nearby unit.

Both were charged at Coffs Harbour Police Station and investigations are continuing as to whether a third person was involved.

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About Georgia Maher

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After studying a BA in Communication and Journalism at UTS, Georgia moved into health and aged care reporting for three years. She also studied broadcast journalism at California State University, Sacramento and The Australian, Film, Television and Radio School in Sydney. An interest in social business took her to India to direct a series of micro documentaries.

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