Former Australian Cricketer Stuart MacGill Kidnapped At Gunpoint; Four Arrested By Police

Former Australian Cricketer Stuart MacGill Kidnapped At Gunpoint; Four Arrested By Police

Stuart Macgill
Stuart Macgill (Image Credit: Twitter)

Former Australian cricketer Stuart MacGill was kidnapped and held for ramson by some men. The incident happened on April 14 but came to light later. According to Australia’s ‘The Daily Telegraph’, a 50-year-old man was abducted and held for ramson by some men in Sydney last month. Australian police informed that four people have been arrested in the matter and further investigations are underway.

On April 14 last month, MacGill was confronted by a 46-year-old man at about 8 pm. Later, the former Australian cricketer Stuart MacGill was forcibly taken inside a vehicle by two men. They assaulted and threatened MacGill with a gun. Later, they drove him to the Belmore area of Sydney city. They released him after an hour. The incident was reported to the police two days later.

Stuart Macgill
Stuart Macgill (Image Credit: Twitter)

Four People Arrested In Stuart MacGill’s Kidnapping

Police informed that four men were arrested on Wednesday (May 5) in the matter of Stuart MacGill’s kidnapping.

“Following extensive investigations, strike force detectives, with assistance from Raptor Squad and the Public Order and Riot Squad, arrested four men – aged 27, 29, 42 and 46 – from 6 am today (Wednesday 5 May 2021),” police said in a statement.

Police also informed that officers are in the process of searching the accused’s homes.

“The men were taken to local police stations where charges are expected to be laid. Officers are currently in the process of executing search warrants at homes at Sutherland, Caringbah, Brighton Le-Sands, Banksia and Marrickville.”

After the incident was reported to police, they conducted investigations for two weeks before arresting the accused. It is not known where MacGill was acquainted with the kidnappers or not. Police have also not stated anything about the current condition of Stuart MacGill. MacGill has also not given a public statement on the matter.

Stuart MacGill and Ricky Ponting
Ricky Ponting and Stuart MacGill (Image Credit: Twitter)

Stuart MacGill played for Australia from 1998 to 2008. He was a right-arm leg spinner and right-handed batsman. He played 44 Test matches for Australia in which he scored 349 runs. He also played only 3 ODIs for Australia in which he accounted for 1 run. He scalped 208 wickets in Tests and 6 wickets in ODI.

MacGill did not manage a permanent place in the Australian team due to the presence of Shane Warne as the lone and primary spinner during the time.

He also played 184 First-Class matches and 107 List A matches. In his first-class career, MacGill scaped 774 wickets while he picked up 193 wickets in his List A career. In franchise and domestic cricket, MacGill played for teams like Western Australia, New South Wales, Somerset, Devon, Nottinghamshire, and Sydney Sixers.