Woman found, man arrested following search
Sunday 9am: POLICE have located a woman and man following an extensive search in northern NSW.
The 36-year-old man was charged over the alleged abduction of the 33-year-old woman.
Police will allege Garry Fletcher took Sarah Leedham against her will about 3.15am on Friday October 6.
The two were found at a property on Pinkett Road, Red Range, 30km east of Glen Innes, just after 5.30pm yesterday.
The woman was taken to hospital suffering minor injuries.
The man was arrested and taken to Glen Innes Police Station.
Inquiries into the incident are continuing from multiple parties.
The man was charged with eight offences:
• Take/detain person with intent to obtain advantage occasioning actual bodily harm
• Aggravated sexual assault - deprive liberty (DV);
• Stalk/intimidate intend fear physical harm (DV);
• Contravene prohibition/restriction in AVO (DV);
• Police pursuit - not stop - drive dangerously (two counts)
• Demand property with menaces with intent to steal, and
• Break, enter and steal.
He was refused bail and is due to appear before Armidale Local Court today.
Saturday 5pm: Police have renewed an appeal for public assistance to help locate the man and woman believed to be travelling in Northern NSW, as serious concerns are held for the woman's safety.
Original story: POLICE are asking the public to assist them to locate a man and woman believed to be travelling in Northern NSW.
Sarah Leedham and Garry Fletcher were last seen at 8am today, in Glen Innes.
Police have concerns for the welfare of Ms Leedham.
Sarah Leedham, 33, is described as being of Caucasian appearance, 160cm to 165cm tall, 60kg to 70kg with a medium build, a fair complexion, blonde hair and blue eyes.
Garry Fletcher, 36, is described as being of Caucasian appearance, 177cm, 82kg, with a medium build, fair complexion and light brown hair. He has a beard and moustache.
Police do not have a description of their current vehicle.
Anyone who may have seen either person, or has information concerning their whereabouts to contact Triple Zero (000) immediately.
Anyone with information in relation to this incident to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page: https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au/
Information you provide will be treated in the strictest of confidence.
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