Four men were arrested after former Australian test cricketer Stuart MacGill was allegedly kidnapped and held as a ransom.
Police said in a statement that the 50-year-old was approached by a 46-year-old in Cremorne on Sydney’s Lower North Shore around 8 p.m. on April 14.
He was then allegedly forced into a car by the man and two other men before being driven to a property in Bringelly, western Sydney, where he was threatened with a gun.
According to police, MacGill was held for an hour before being driven to and dumped in nearby Belmore in the southwest.
MacGill had worked with his current partner at Aristotle’s Greek restaurant in Neutral Bay prior to the alleged kidnapping.
Four men, aged 27, 29, 42 and 46, were arrested this morning during early morning raids in Sydney and taken to local police stations for questioning.
As a leg spinner, he succeeded Australia’s biggest wicket taker Shane Warne and took 208 test wickets.
MacGill grew up in Perth and began playing professional cricket for Western Australia in 1993. He moved to Sydney to pursue his career and was a major pillar on the New South Wales cricket team from 1996 to 2008.
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