Four on kidnap charges after Sydney chase

Four men have been charged with assault and kidnapping a man after a police pursuit on Sydney's northern beaches.

Officers attended Oyama Avenue in Manly about 9.30am on Sunday following reports of an assault, and were informed the alleged offenders had left the area in a Toyota HiLux.

When the officers tried to stop the ute on Warringah Road at Forestville the driver allegedly took off, initiating a pursuit.

Police stopped the vehicle using road spikes and found five men inside, including one with injuries who was taken to hospital and later released after receiving treatment.

Police arrested Talonoa Leaaeto, 24, from Sefton, Henry Kupa, 24, from Auburn, Eric Hema, 25, from Colebee and Sonny Siope Puleiku, 19, from Doonside.

They were taken to Manly Police Station and each charged with a series of offences including kidnapping in company, causing actual bodily harm, participating in a criminal group, being carried in a vehicle taken without consent, using a disguise with intent to commit an indictable offence, and affray.

Leaaeto was also charged with police pursuit, failing to stop, driving recklessly and using an offensive weapon to prevent lawful detention.

The men were scheduled to appear at Hornsby Local Court on Monday, but the hearing was adjourned to a later date.

Lawyer for the men, Mahmoud Abbas, said an application would be made for them to be released on bail.

"I haven't really made contact with them, but I'm sure they're fine. There will be an application for release," he told reporters at Hornsby.

"It's far too early to make any determination as to what the evidence is, but once all the relevant material is released we'll make a determination and proceed from there."