Cricket legend is kidnapped and held for ransom after being dragged from a home at gunpoint by an alleged crime gang
Cricket legend Stuart MacGill was allegedly assaulted and held for ransom after he was kidnapped from Sydney’s Lower North Shore at gunpoint by an alleged crime gang.
Police allege the former Australian Test cricketer was confronted by a 46-year-old man near the intersection of Parraween and Winne Streets in Cremorne at about 8pm on Wednesday April 14.
Two other men then arrived at the scene and the 50-year-old leg-spinner was forced into a car.
He was driven to a home at Bringelly, in western Sydney, where the two men and another man allegedly assaulted MacGill and threatened him with a gun.
Cricket legend Stuart MacGill was allegedly assaulted and held for ransom in Sydney
MacGill, who played 44 Test matches for Australia and three One Day Internationals, driven to the Belmore area about an hour later where he was released by his alleged attackers.
NSW Police said the alleged abduction was reported to officers from North Shore Police Area Command on Wednesday April 20.
An investigation was then launched by detectives from State Crime Command’s Robbery and Serious Crime Squad.
A number of homes are being raided by police on Wednesday morning following the alleged abduction.
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