Glamorous couple are accused of being the masterminds behind a ‘violent home invasion and attempted kidnap of a man over stolen steroids’
- Hayden Brindle, 29, and Shaylee Cheal, 25, were denied bail in court on Friday
- The pair are accused of having prior knowledge of a violent home invasion
- Cheal sobbed in court when she found out she would spend weekend in jail
A glamorous couple are accused of being the masterminds behind a violent home invasion.
Hayden Brindle, 29, and Shaylee Cheal, 25, from the Central Coast, were arrested and denied bail in Newcastle Local Court on Friday.
Police allege the couple had prior knowledge of the home invasion, according to The Newcastle News.
A group of men stormed a home in Hamlyn Terrace armed with a glass bottle on September 27 last year.
Police allege they assaulted a 24-year-old man and attempted to kidnap another person before leaving in a black Holden Commodore.
Central Coast couple Hayden Brindle, 29, and Shaylee Cheal, 25, were denied bail in Newcastle Local Court on Friday
Police believe the break-in was related to a haul of stolen steroids. They allege that Brindle and Cheal organised and had knowledge of the home invasion before it happened.
Brindle allegedly sold almost 9kg worth of steroids out of his home between May 2018 and January 2020. He also allegedly supplied cocaine and MDMA.
The couple’s lawyer Rabia Sabbagh was set to make a bail application for the pair but said he needed to speak to his clients before continuing.
However Mr Sabbagh’s request to have the application heard later in the day was denied by Magistrate Brett Shields.
Brindle and Cheal were only able to attend court via video link.
Cheal sobbed in court when she found out she would have to wait until Monday to have her bail application heard
Police alleged the couple had prior knowledge of the violent home invasion which saw men storm a central coast property
Cheal sobbed in court when she found out she would have to wait until Monday to have her bail application heard.
Brindle has been charged with a total of 34 offences which include 20 counts of supplying a prohibited drug and robbery with an offensive weapon.
Cheal has been charged with three offences – including attempt to acquire a firearm.
Three others have been charged in relation to the home invasion and their cases remain before the court.
More arrests are expected to be made.