Man arrested, woman sought over alleged kidnapping
POLICE have issued an arrest warrant for a woman they believe was involved in the torture and kidnapping of a 39-year-old woman in Mackay on April 15.
Detective Senior Sergeant David Tucker said police had also arrested a man they allege is the "main instigator" of the incident.
"We're alleging that the male offender from Townsville was probably the main instigator in this whole episode," he said.
"This was a very vicious attack, it was unprovoked, and it was a prolonged attack."
Apart from the arrest warrant for a woman, police are not looking for any others in relation to the incident.
"(The victim) is still traumatised by the whole attack, she suffered some bruising, lacerations and abrasions, but I think she's getting better by the day," Det Snr Sgt Tucker said.
"There are a number of different theories that we have received during the investigation, but as this is before the court I will not discuss why this has occurred."
A TOWNSVILLE man has been charged in relation to the kidnap and torture of a woman in Mackay, after detectives travelled to the north Queensland city to make the arrest.
A 39-year-old Mackay woman allegedly endured a 40-minute ordeal on Sunday April 15, when she was confronted by up to five men in the foyer of the Rydges Grand Suites on Gregory St about 5.50pm.
She was allegedly assaulted with a metal pole and dragged into a waiting car.
Police will allege the men then drove her to Bakers Creek where they bashed her again before letting her go.
She ran screaming for help to a farmhouse on Connors Rd, where she was assisted by two people who called paramedics.
Paramedics and police attended the home and took the woman to hospital.
Police initially charged one man in relation to the incident, with investigations ongoing to apprehend others allegedly involved.
Investigators have charged a second man after travelling to North Queensland to make the arrest.
A 42-year-old Vincent man has been charged with three counts of assault occasioning bodily harm, and one count each of kidnapping and torture.
He is expected to appear in the Townsville Magistrates Court this morning.
Police allegedly located a red Mitsubishi Pajero believed to have been used in the offence at a Cranbrook address.
The vehicle has been seized for forensic examination.
Investigations are continuing.