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Fourteen-year-old to face court following incidents in Lyneham

Michael Weaver 17 October 2019
ACT Law Courts

A 14-year-old girl will face the ACT Children’s Court today, charged with a number of offences following incidents involving kidnapping, burglary and assault in Lyneham on Tuesday night. Photo: File.

A 14-year-old girl will face the ACT Children’s Court this morning (17 October) charged with a number of offences following incidents involving kidnapping, burglary and assault in Lyneham on Tuesday night.

At about 8:00 pm on Tuesday (15 October), police attended a residence in Lyneham following reports the occupant had been kidnapped.

Police spoke with witnesses, who reported seeing the victim being assaulted by a group of people.

The alleged offenders were identified and arrested a short time later in a neighbouring residence, while the victim was located in Civic on Wednesday, 16 October.

Investigations into the involvement of the other alleged offenders remain ongoing.

One of the alleged offenders, a 14-year-old girl, has been charged with forcible confinement, aggravated burglary and assault occasioning actual bodily harm.

Anyone with information that could assist police is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via the Crime Stoppers ACT website.

Please quote reference 6449137. Information can be provided anonymously.


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