Logan father of alleged kidnapping victim, 10, speaks out on terrifying ordeal

Peta Rasdien
The Nightly
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Logan father has revealed the chilling moment he found out his 10-year-old son had allegedly been kidnapped by an armed group. He's told 7NEWS the boy is recovering well but claims there were more people involved.

The father of a 10-year-old boy allegedly kidnapped by armed adults in Queensland has spoken out about the terrifying ordeal, revealing how it unfolded.

The Logan man, who declined to be named, told 7NEWS the boy was at a Woodridge skatepark when he was snatched amid claims a rock was thrown at the alleged attackers’ vehicle.

Police say the boy was driven around the suburbs in a silver Jeep for more than half an hour before his parents tracked down the 4WD and launched a desperate rescue mission to free him.

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CCTV captured the moment the boy’s father tried to force open the vehicle’s door before violence erupted, with him allegedly punched and kicked unconscious. His partner was also knocked down and beaten when she tried to assist.

In the chaos, the boy managed to escape.

The father said it was terrifying to get home from work and “get a phone call that your kid has been kidnapped”.

“I just heard they took my son and they had machetes, so I went to retrieve my son, I’m not the type of person to back down from anyone,” he said.

CCTV shows the boy’s desperate parents trying to rescue their 10-year-old son.
CCTV shows the boy’s desperate parents trying to rescue their 10-year-old son. Credit: 7NEWS

The father said his son hadn’t thrown the rock that hit the alleged attackers’ vehicle.

“Another young fella threw the rock and he took off and then when the group came back they took my son because they look similar,” he said.

The father denied his son had thrown a rock at the vehicle.
The father denied his son had thrown a rock at the vehicle. Credit: 7NEWS

Acting Deputy Commissioner Chris Stream said at a media conference that the alleged abduction had been frightening for the child.

“It is really scary for a child to be involved in that kind of incident as you would appreciate. It is also very scary for the parents involved.”

The family says they are pleased three people have been charged, but claim more people were involved.

A 27-year-old man has been denied bail after the prosecution argued he posed an unacceptable risk to the community.

A 22-year-old Woodridge man and a 22-year-old Kingston woman are due to appear in the Beenleigh court next month and have been granted police bail.

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