Two charged, 15-year-old boy safe and well after domestic-related kidnapping at Hurstville

Two men have been charged after a teenage boy was allegedly pulled into a vehicle at a Hurstville bus stop yesterday.

Police will allege about 5.45pm (Wednesday 3 April 2019), a 15-year-old boy was standing at the intersection of Barratt Street and Woodville Street, Hurstville, waiting to cross the road, when a black Holden Captiva stopped in front of him at the traffic lights.

Two men got out of the car and began punching and kicking the boy, before dragging him to the car and putting him in the backseat.

Both men re-entered the car and drove away.

Witnesses contacted police, before officers from St George Police Area Command and the State Crime Command’s Robbery and Serious Crime Squad arrived and declared a crime scene at the intersection.

Following extensive inquiries, two men, aged 20 and 22, along with the 15-year-old boy, attended St George Police Station about 1.30am (Thursday 1 April 2019).

The boy was assessed by NSW Ambulance paramedics however did not require hospitalisation.

Both men were arrested and charged with affray, and assault occasioning actual bodily harm in company of other(s) (DV), and granted conditional bail to appear at Sutherland Local Court on Wednesday 10 April 2019.

As inquiries continue, the incident is believed to be domestic-related.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence.

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