Test cricket legend Stuart MacGill was allegedly kidnapped by a gun and was “threatening and scared”, delaying the call to the police.
The great Australian test cricket, Stuart MacGill, felt “threatening and horrifying” and did not call the police for a week after being kidnapped by a gun for ransom.
A New South Wales police press conference on Magill’s trials said he was “totally afraid to go to police” after the legendary spin bowler was kidnapped and beaten.
“He was detained for only an hour, but it would have been a terrifying and terrifying time to overcome it and then endure the ongoing trauma,” NSW police said.
Police said Magill was pushed into a car on April 14 at Cremorne on the Lower North Shore of Sydney and taken to a place where he was assaulted and threatened with a gun.
He was then driven to Belmore, southwest Sydney, and released an hour later.
Magill did not report the incident until April 20 because he felt threatened.
According to police, the motive was monetary, but the money was not exchanged.
Four men, 27, 29, 42, and 46, will appear in court this afternoon on suspicion of kidnapping.
Detectives of robbery and serious criminal forces arrested a man around 6 am Wednesday, three weeks after allegedly being kidnapped near his home in Sydney, Magill.
Police said Magill had occurred around 8 pm on April 14, allegedly confronting a 46-year-old woman accused near the intersection of Parawien and Win streets in Cremorne.
After a while, two other men allegedly approached the pair and pushed the MacGill into the vehicle.
He was then driven to Bringerley’s estate, where two men and another unknown man allegedly assaulted him and threatened him with a gun.
About an hour later, police claim MacGill was banished by Belmore.
After MacGill notified the police, robbery and serious criminal detectives formed the Strike Force Cain.
They conducted an extensive investigation with the support of the Raptor Squad and the Public Order and Mortality and Riot Squads.
Police officers will be executed on Wednesday morning at their homes in Sutherland, Carrying Bar, Brighton-Le-Sands, Banksia and Marrickville.
MacGill represented Australia in 44 test matches from 1998 to 2008 and replaced most of Shane Warne’s international career.
He requested 208 test wickets, averaging 29.03, including 12 5-wicket deliveries.
Only three leg spin bowlers, Richie Benaud, Clary Grimet and Warne, won more test wickets in Australia.
Magill won 328 Sheffield Shield wickets in New South Wales, placing him third in history after Geoff Lawson and Greg Matthews.
He announced his retirement from international cricket in 2008.