Second man charged after vehicle rammed near Guyra

16th Sep 2020

A second man has been charged after a vehicle was rammed and two people were detained last week. On September 5th, a man driving a Holden station wagon allegedly rammed a Holden Statesman whilst travelling on the New England Highway, about 8kms north of Guyra.
It’s alleged the Statesman left the road and rolled, before the occupants – a man and a woman – were detained and taken to Armidale where they were assaulted and held against their will by two men.
A short time later the pair escaped and reported the incident to officers from New England Police District, they were later taken to Armidale Hospital for treatment. A 31-year-old man was charged earlier last week and he remains before the courts.
Following further inquiries, detectives executed a search warrant at a home on Kirkwood Street, Armidale, where weapons were seized on Wednesday September 9th.
A 47-year-old man was arrested and taken to Armidale Police Station, where he was charged with armed with intent commit indictable offence and four counts of take/detain person in company with intent to obtain advantage.
Inquiries are continuing and investigators are urging anyone with dashcam vision from the New England Highway at Llangothlin and Guyra between 4am and 6am on Saturday September 5th to come forward.