Police charge two after woman detained, assaulted – Unanderra

Two men will face court today after allegedly detaining and assaulting a woman near Wollongong at the weekend.

Shortly after 11pm on Friday (26 June 2020), a 28-year-old woman attended a workshop on Doyle Avenue, Unanderra, to meet with a man that was known to her.

It’s alleged the woman was confronted by three men and tied to a chair, before one of the men assaulted her.

The woman left a short time later and the incident was reported to police the next day. The woman sustained minor injuries to her wrists and did not require hospital treatment.

Officers from Lake Illawarra Police District commenced inquiries into the circumstances surrounding the incident.

About 12pm on Saturday (27 June 2020), police executed a crime scene warrant at the workshop and seized documentation. A 35-year-old man was arrested and taken to Lake Illawarra Police Station.

Following further inquiries, about 9.45pm (Saturday 27 June 2020), a 28-year-old man was arrested at Lake Illawarra Police Station.

Both men were charged with take and detain in company for advantage.

They pair were refused bail and are due to face Wollongong Local Court today (Monday 29 June 2020).

A third man, aged 33, was arrested at Wollongong Police Station about 11.30am today (Monday 29 June 2020), and is currently assisting police with inquiries.

Inquiries are continuing.

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