Investigation launched after woman ‘held captive and assaulted’

Queensland police are investigating claims that a woman was abducted, held captive and assaulted inside a house at Seventeen Mile Rocks.

The woman was allegedly held for nearly 10 hours.

She managed to escape her captors by running onto a road and flagging down a passing driver.

Queensland police are investigating claims that a woman was held captive and assaulted inside a house at Seventeen Mile Rocks. Source: 7 News
Queensland police are investigating claims that a woman was held captive and assaulted inside a house at Seventeen Mile Rocks. Source: 7 News

Officers are investigating claims the woman was abducted at 1.30am on Thursday and brought to a house by her accused captors, a man and a woman.

She claims she was held against her will and was allegedly beaten throughout the day.

Seven News understands the distressed woman managed to escape around 11am, then ran outside onto the street and flagged down a passing driver.

Police responded quickly, sending eight cars and three ambulances, neighbours said. Detectives followed, quickly declaring a crime scene.

Police arrive at the scene to investigate the allegations. Source: 7 News
Police arrive at the scene to investigate the allegations. Source: 7 News

“Just got home and there were cop cars everywhere,” one neighbour said.

A 45-year-old man and 42-year-old woman, who are believed to be known to the victim, are being questioned by police.

Witnesses said police cars and ambulances lined the street. Source: 7 News
Witnesses said police cars and ambulances lined the street. Source: 7 News

The victim is recovering in hospital and believed to be in a stable condition.

Investigators are still waiting to speak to her.

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