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A woman was dragged into a car and abducted after trying to intervene in a domestic dispute at Ballina yesterday.

Ballina Detectives allege that at 7:55am on Monday (February 4) a 21 year-old Goonellabah man was involved in an argument with a person known to him on Cronulla Street, Ballina.

When a friend of the victim intervened, the man allegedly grabbed her and dragged her into a car, which was then driven away by a third person.

When the car stopped on Kerr Street, the victim jumped out and attempted to flee. But she was chased down by the 21 year-old and forced back into the car.

Police spotted the car at a Ballina service station and placed the man under arrest.

Inquiries revealed that the car had been stolen from East Ballina and the numberplate on display was also stolen.

The 21 year-old was charged with ‘breach of AVO, assault, take person in company and carry in conveyance without consent of owner’, said police.

He was refused bail by police. After being again refused bail in Lismore Local Court, the 21 year-old head-butted a corrective services officer and was further charged with assaulting a law enforcement officer inflicting actual bodily harm.

He has been refused bail and will appear at Ballina Local Court in April.

The driver of the car is also to be charged with serious offences in the near future.

 


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