Four people have now been arrested after a young woman was allegedly kidnapped, bundled into the boot of a car, driven to a historic Sydney bridge and thrown into the Hawkesbury River on the weekend.
Three of those behind bars have been charged with attempted murder and other offences including aggravated kidnapping.
The 19-year-old victim has told police she was driven to the seven-metre-high Windsor Bridge in the early hours of Sunday before a group of people threw her into the river below.
The 19-year-old victim (pictured) was allegedly kidnapped and tortured on Saturday night
The incident began at Ambervale on Saturday night and the victim was driven 60km to Whalen and then to Windsor Bridge, northeast of Sydney.
She was transported to the bridge in the boot of the car before she was thrown into the Hawkesbury River, police will allege.
She managed to swim to safety where she then alerted police on Sunday about 5am, and was taken to Nepean Hospital for treatment.
Officers seized a Holden Commodore at a property in Whalen and it was examined by forensics.
She was transported to the bridge in the boot of the car before she was thrown into the Hawkesbury River, police will allege
Police will allege the injured woman was transported from Campbelltown to Windsor in the boot of a car.
On Tuesday, a 19-year-old woman was charged with attempted murder, aggravated kidnapping, wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm and robbery with wounding. She was refused bail and will face court on November 23.
Just after 2pm on Wednesday, a 17-year-old girl was also arrested at the police station and is due to appear at a Children’s Court on Thursday facing the same charges.
A 22-year-old man was also arrested on Wednesday where he was refused bail and is due to appear in Penrith Local Court on Thursday.
He was charged with attempted murder, detain for advantage in company, aggravated robbery and wound person with intent to cause grievous bodily harm.
A 16-year-old boy was the fourth person arrested about 9am on Thursday, and he was taken to the police station.
No further arrests are expected and all five are expected to be known to each other, police said.
Police inquiries are continuing and anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
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