Former Australian Cricketer Stuart MacGill Kidnapped, Released Hour Later, 4 Arrested: Cops


Stuart MacGill played 44 Tests for Australia.© AFP

Australian police on Wednesday arrested four men in connection with the armed kidnapping of former Test bowler Stuart MacGill. The men were detained in a pre-dawn raid in Sydney, following the kidnapping of the cricketer in the city’s prosperous Lower North Shore final month. MacGill was once lauded as a talented bowler and played 44 Tests for Australia, but was once unfortunate that his career coincided with that of Shane Warne, ranked by many as the most productive spin bowler of all time. 

Police said that on April 14 the 50-year-old MacGill was once confronted by three men at an intersection and bundled into a vehicle.

He was once driven to a property an hour out of the city where he was once allegedly assaulted and threatened with a firearm before being released after the hour-long ordeal.

“I are aware of it was once only an hour that he was once held but it would have been a horribly frightful hour to endure,” NSW Police superintendent Anthony Holton told media.

 MacGill, who knew one of his alleged kidnappers, was once “still moderately shaken” by the incident, Holton said.

After “extensive investigations” a police strike force and riot officers arrested four men aged 27, 29, 42 and 46, in the early hours of Wednesday.


Despite the fact that no ransom was once paid police imagine the kidnapping was once financially motivated.

The four men were in the process of being charged and were expected to seem in court later on Wednesday.

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