Stuart MacGill, a former Australian cricketer, has opened up about his kidnapping tragedy almost 15 months after it took place.
When headlines of MacGill’s kidnapping broke, the sporting world was stunned. The spin bowler was physically attacked before being chucked out of a car.
On 14 April 2021, MacGill was allegedly kidnapped in the Sydney suburb of Cremorne. MacGill was purportedly pulled into a car around 8 p.m. local time and pushed to a property in Bringelly in Sydney’s west, where he was physically attacked by four men who were arrested a month later over the incident.
Marino Sotiropoulos, the brother of Stuart MacGill’s partner Maria O’ Meagher, was also arrested in connection with the alleged kidnapping this year, which was allegedly linked to a cocaine supply deal.
‘They threatened me and then just dumped me’: Stuart MacGill
MacGill had no idea where he was at the time, but as soon as the car came to a stop, he was physically harmed before being left alone, bruised and battered.
“I had no idea where we were or where we were going, and I was terrified,” MacGill said.
“They stripped me naked, beat me up, threatened me, and then just dumped me.”
“That was probably three hours out in the middle of nowhere in a little shed.”
“I was terrified, humiliated, and had no idea what was going to happen. Then they threw me back in the car and drove me to Belmore, where I had no idea where I was.”
On 14 April 2021, MacGill was allegedly kidnapped in the Sydney suburb of Cremorne.