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Port Elizabeth couple arrested after allegedly abducting, assaulting employee

Nov 29, 2019
Port Elizabeth couple arrested after allegedly abducting, assaulting employee

Port Elizabeth - On Thursday, a couple was arrested by the Port Elizabeth K9 Unit and Mount Road members on allegations of assault and abduction.

"It is alleged that at about 10:30, on Thursday morning, the PE K9 and Mount Road members responded to a complaint of assault at a business in Newton Park, Port Elizabeth," described police spokesperson, Col Priscilla Naidu.

"On interviewing the 43-year-old complainant, it was established that he was assaulted and abducted from his residence in North End by his employer.

"The complainant was brought to his workplace, a mechanical workshop in Newton Park where he was further assaulted. He managed to escape from his assailants and ran into the nearest shop for help."

Col Naidu said that the complainant further alleged that he was assaulted with a firearm.

"While members were interviewing the alleged suspect, the alert police officers noticed a woman hastily exiting the workshop. She was followed and stopped at the corners of Cape and 4th Avenue," she added.

"A 9mm pistol was seized . She was arrested for illegal possession of a firearm and ammunition. The firearm belongs to her husband.

"Her husband was arrested for abduction and assault.

"They are both expected to appear in court soon.

"The firearm was confiscated."

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