Sydney man rescued after alleged kidnapping and torture
Detectives have rescued a hostage who was allegedly kidnapped from his Sydney home and tortured for ransom for the past five days.
The 26-year-old was found last night inside an empty home at Belmore, where police say he'd been tortured and had his teeth removed after being held captive since last Thursday.
Six men were arrested, including two men at Belmore behind the house where they had allegedly been keeping the hostage on Canterbury Road.
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Police also arrested a 19-year-old man found inside the house with the hostage.
Dozens of police – including tactical and undercover officers – were involved in the top secret rescue mission.
Police will allege the two men arrested were part of a larger group who kidnapped the 26-year-old in front of his family from his Smithfield home.
It is alleged the group have been trying to get them to pay a ransom for the past five days however 9News understands no money was exchanged.
Police also arrested other men allegedly involved in the kidnapping at vehicle stops at Belmore and Mays Hill.
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Detectives from the robbery and serious crime squad kept the hostage's family in protection while they searched for the victim, who is not known to police.
Officers are investigating whether or not he was mistakenly targeted.
All of the men allegedly involved in the kidnapping were taken to Campsie and Granville police stations and have been charged with numerous offences including kidnapping for a ransom, aggravated break and enter and causing grievous bodily harm.
All are expected to face court later today.
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