Two charged with torture, kidnapping

Four men allegedly kidnap woman. Picture Nine.JPG
Four men allegedly kidnapped a woman and assaulted her in south Brisbane. Picture: Nine

Two men have been charged after a horrifying alleged abduction in South Brisbane in which a woman was allegedly tortured at gunpoint.

Emergency services were called to a Cobourg Street home in Forest Lake about 2.15pm on Friday following reports of a serious assault.

A 43-year-old Doolandella woman was found at the property suffering from multiple non-life threatening injuries.

She was taken to the Princess Alexandra Hospital for treatment.

Later that day, police arrested four men at a Jarvis Street property in Stafford Heights and two of them have since been charged.

A 20-year-old man and 18-year-old man have been charged with one count each of kidnapping, extortion, torture, assault occasioning bodily harm whilst armed, armed robbery, dangerous conduct with a weapon, possess shortened firearms, enter dwelling with intent, enter dwelling with intent whilst armed, and wilful damage.

Forest Lake home where alleged assault occurred. Picture Google Maps.JPG
The alleged assault occurred at a Forest Lake home. Picture: Google Maps

They are remanded in custody and are expected to appear before Brisbane Magistrates Court on Saturday.

The two other men were released without charge.

Police will allege a group of men assaulted the woman at a Cassowary Street property in Doolandella before forcing her into a car and driving to Forest Lake.

It is understood the men were wearing black balaclavas to cover their faces.

A Forest Lake resident told the Courier Mail they heard the “bloodcurdling screams” of a woman before multiple gunshots were fired.

“I just heard the bang, bang, bang … three or four gunshots,” the neighbour said.

Neighbour Paul Spence also said he saw a group of four men pull up to the house in a white Audi before strolling up to the front door of the property.

He claims he saw a man with a woman, his hand wrapped around her neck as he lead her into the house.

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Police arrested four men over the alleged abduction. Picture: Nine

They are currently assisting police with inquiries.

Three separate crime scenes have been declared at each of the properties, and a vehicle has been seized for forensic examination.

Witnesses, or anyone with information that could assist with investigations, are urged to contact police.

Investigations are continuing.