A man is due in court today after being charged with kidnap and assault at Padstow last week.
About 11.45am last Friday, April 5, a woman, 49, went to a Padstow home, planning to stay with a male friend, 58. Police were told the man became argumentative and aggressive and restrained her. He allegedly threw her into the bath and repeatedly hit and poked her with a wooden stick, bruising her back, arms and legs.
About 7.30pm he forced her into his car and drove her to a nearby ATM to withdraw money but her card was declined. He drove home and told her to leave, which she did.
She went to Liverpool hospital for treatment for her injuries and police were alerted.
At 8am last Wednesday, Bankstown police officers went to a home on Gibson Avenue at Padstow and arrested a man, 58. Investigators established a crime scene which was examined by forensic specialists.
The man was taken to Bankstown police station and charged with taking/detaining a person for advantage and causing physical harm.
He was refused bail to be in Bankstown court today, Thursday.
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