Hello!

5 Comments

A 12-year-old boy was allegedly abducted and held for ransom over his father’s $4 million dollar gambling debts.

Police allege that the boy was dragged into a car on the Gold Coast on Friday and was found safe on Saturday afternoon 236km away in Grafton, New South Wales.

It is understood that he was found lashed to a headrest by his neck in the backseat, reports Daily Mail.

He was treated at the hospital after allegedly receiving cuts consistent with having been bound.

Tried This? RATE IT Now…

Image of Nando’s Lemon & Herb Marinade
Nando’s Lemon & Herb Marinade

Submitting your rating…

The 53-year-old man arrested over the alleged kidnapping will be charged with kidnapping for ransom once he is extradited back to Queensland, police said.

Police will allege the kidnapping was part of an extortion attempt to settle a gambling debt racked up by the boy’s father.

‘Both parties were known to each other and there were financial issues involved in the lead up to the abduction of the child,’ police said.

We are so glad the young man was found pretty quickly. His poor mum!

Share your comments below

  • This was the Fathers’ debt and had nothing to do with the child.

    Reply

  • And this happened in Australia ??!! Dad should have gotten help to tackle is gambling addiction long before he created such debt, which never ever justify to abduct a child !
    Poor child, mum and family. Hope they get the help & support they need.

    Reply

  • That poor child, his poor mum.

    Reply

  • remember when Australia was a safe happy place to live

    Reply

  • Oh my!! I’m glad the boy was found and that he was safe. How could his father accumulate so much debt??? He probably needs some help with his gambling problem.

    Reply

Post a comment
Like Facebook page

LIKE MoM on Facebook

Please enter your comment below
Would you like to include a photo?
No picture uploaded yet.
Please wait to see your image preview here before hitting the submit button.
Your MoM account


Lost your password?

Enter your email and a password below to post your comment and join MoM:

You May Like

Loading…

Looks like this may be blocked by you browser or content filtering.

↥ Back to top

Thanks For Your Star Rating!

Would you like to add a written rating or just a star rating?

Write A Rating Just A Star Rating
Join