Two females have been charged with attempted murder and kidnapping after another woman was allegedly thrown from Windsor Bridge into the Hawkesbury River, NSW Police say.
Police were called to George Street, Windsor, about 5am Sunday (23 September 2018), when the 19-year-old woman sought help after managing to swim to the riverbank.
She told police she’d been thrown 30m from the bridge into the river by a group of people who had held her against her will since Saturday night (22 September 2018).
The woman, from Campbelltown, was taken to Nepean Hospital for treatment.
Officers from Hawkesbury Police Area Command initiated inquiries and arrested a 19-year-old woman when she attended Windsor Police Station yesterday (Tuesday 25 September 2018).
A Holden Commodore has been seized from a home in Whalan and taken for forensic examination. Police will allege the injured woman was transported from Campbelltown to Windsor in the boot of a car.
Just after 2pm today (Wednesday 26 September 2018), a 17-year-old girl attended Windsor Police Station where she was arrested.
They were both charged with attempted murder, aggravated kidnapping, wound person with intent to cause grievous bodily harm, and robbery with wounding.
The 19-year-old woman was refused bail to appear in Penrith Local Court today (Wednesday 26 September 2018), where she was refused bail to re-appear at the same court on Friday 23 November 2018.
The younger girl was refused bail to appear at a Children’s Court tomorrow (Thursday 27 September 2018).
Inquiries are continuing into the possible involvement of two men.