In the shed where a man was found bound and unconscious after he was “kidnapped, tortured and detained for ransom” – as the police reveal he would be dead if not for three realtors
- Man accused last year of alleged bashing and abduction in western Sydney
- Breakthrough comes after three months of investigation by the NSW Police strike force
- The man was allegedly attacked with a gun in the St Mary workshop before he was abducted
- Found unknowingly and tied by realtors in a shed on a nearby property
A man allegedly kidnapped and unconsciously bashed as part of a failed multi-million dollar bid would not live if there were no three brokers.
The dire circumstances of a workshop and a nearby barn in western Sydney, where the man was reportedly tortured last November, have been revealed after a breakthrough in the three-month police investigation.
A man, 36, was arrested on Tuesday after an early morning raid on houses in nearby Plumpton and Mount Druitt.
A man has been arrested and charged with alleged torture and kidnapping
The man was charged with abducting a person with the intention of gaining, recklessly serious physical injury and the use of an authorized gun
He would appear in Mount Druitt Local Court later on Tuesday.
The police will accuse two men The victim, 36, attacked with a gun in a workshop on Links Road in St Marys on November 25.
The unconscious victim was then allegedly kidnapped and taken to a shed in a nearby property in Shanes Park, where he was found a day later bound and unconscious with a broken skull by brokers who were there to perform an inspection.
He was taken to the hospital in critical condition and has since recovered from his serious injuries.
The victim was reportedly confronted and beaten by two men in this St Marys workshop
The unconscious man was then kidnapped and taken to this shed (photo) on a nearby site in Shane Park, where he was found bound and suffered a broken skull
“We believed he had been tortured somehow and inflicted even more injuries during the 24-hour period,” Detective Grant Taylor told reporters Tuesday.
“He was in a critical condition and if he didn’t get medical help soon, he probably would have died.”
The police seized a number of items from the two raided houses on Tuesday morning, which will be investigated forensically.
The other alleged perpetrator remains free.
Police investigations are continuing as part of Strike Force Methuen.
The police believe that the victim would not survive if he had not been found by real estate agents who inspected the property in Shanes Park in the semi-rural suburbs of Sydney (photo)