Former Australian cricketer Stuart MacGill allegedly kidnapped and threatened at gunpoint

Former Australian cricketer Stuart MacGill was allegedly kidnapped from Sydney’s lower north shore and threatened with a gun during an hour-long ordeal earlier this year.

About 8pm on Wednesday, April 14, MacGill was allegedly confronted by a 46-year-old man near the intersection of Parraween and Winne streets at Cremorne.

Stuart MacGill played 44 Tests for Australia.Credit:Craig Golding

A short time later the pair were approached by two other men and MacGill, 50, was forced into a vehicle.

MacGill was then driven to a property at Bringelly, where three men allegedly assaulted him and threatened him with a firearm.

MacGill reached a confidential settlement over his $2.6 million injury claim against Cricket Australia in 2017.Credit:Steve Christo

About an hour later, MacGill was driven to the Belmore area and released.

The incident was reported to officers from North Shore Police Area Command on April 20.

Detectives from the State Crime Command’s Robbery and Serious Crime Squad were notified and subsequently commenced an investigation under Strike Force Cain.

Following extensive investigations, strike force detectives, with assistance from Raptor Squad and the Public Order and Riot Squad, arrested four men – aged 27, 29, 42 and 46 – from 6am on Wednesday morning.

The men were taken to local police stations where charges are expected to be laid.

MacGill played 44 Tests and claimed 208 wickets between 1998 and 2008.

In 2017, he reached a confidential settlement over his $2.6 million injury claim against Cricket Australia. MacGill had claimed CA had neglected or failed to pay him injury payments over a two-year period from May 2008 when he was unable to play Test cricket because of injury.

Most recently he has been the general manager of a restaurant on Sydney’s lower north shore.

Officers are currently in the process of executing search warrants at homes at Sutherland, Caringbah, Brighton Le-Sands, Banksia and Marrickville.

Investigations are continuing.

More to come

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