Three men charged over alleged case of torture

DETECTIVES have charged three men following their investigations into an incident at Thabeban on December 14.

Police will alleged around 1.40am the three men assaulted and tortured a 24-year-old man and woman at a Sunset Drive address before dumping them on Wyllie Street.

The man sustained head injuries and paralysis of the legs while the woman received minor injuries. Both were taken to Bundaberg Hospital for treatment.

The group are believed to be known to each other.

A 25-year-old Branyan man was charged with one count each of grievous bodily harm, common assault, deprivation of liberty and two counts each of torture and extortion with intent to cause detriment. He will re-appear in the Rockhampton Magistrates Court on January 8.

A 25-year-old Walkervale man and a 32-year-old North Bundaberg man were also charged with one count each of grievous bodily harm, common assault, deprivation of liberty and two counts each of torture and extortion with intent to cause detriment.

Both are scheduled to appear (via telephone link) in the Rockhampton Magistrates Court today.



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