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Police have arrested and charged two men over a kidnapping at Tweed Heads South last night.

At about 6pm a 26-year-old man went to a unit in Altair Street, Tweed Heads South, where police say he was held against his will for more than two hours.

During the incident the man allegedly had his hands cable-tied and his legs bound together with a piece of rope before being punched, kicked and hit with a hammer.

He was eventually able to escape at 8:30pm, running to a nearby bowling club for assistance.

The man was treated at the scene by paramedics before being taken to Tweed Heads Hospital for treatment of a broken nose and serious cuts and swelling to his face and body.

Detectives from Tweed-Byron Local Area Command have arrested two men, aged 38 and 56 over the incident.

They were taken to Tweed Heads Police Station and charged with special aggravated detain for advantage, wound with intent to cause GBH and assault occasioning actual bodily harm.

The two were refused bail to appear in Tweed Heads Local Court today.

Police are still attempting to locate the third man allegedly involved in the incident.

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