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In August this year, detectives attached to Tweed/Byron Police District established Strike Force Corks – with assistance from Northern Rivers Region Enforcement Squad (RES) and Queensland Police (QPOL) – to investigate allegations a 49-year-old woman was attempting to solicit the kidnap and assault of a 52-year-old man known to her.

Following extensive investigations, strike force detectives attended a home at Pottsville about 4pm yesterday (Thursday, 28 October).

A 49-year-old woman was arrested and taken to Tweed Heads Police Station.

She was subsequently charged with threaten injury to person with intent to commit indictable offence and recruit other to assist in carrying out criminal activity.

The woman was refused bail to appear at Tweed Heads Local Court today (Friday, 29 October).

Investigations under Strike Force Corks are continuing.


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