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Woman forced to drive from Casino to Lismore at knifepoint

A WOMAN was forced to drive from Casino to Lismore with at knifepoint in a shocking kidnapping at Casino, police have said.

In a statement today, Police said the 31-year-old woman got into her car - a white Ford 1994 XG panel van - at Jonson Street, Casino, about noon yesterday to find a man sitting in the back seat.

The man put a cord around the woman's throat and threatened her with a knife.

The man forced the woman to drive "at speed" from Casino, eventually ordering her to stop at a caravan park near Lismore airport.

Once there, the man got into the front seat and went through the woman's handbag before leaving.

The woman was left with minor physical injuries, including scratches to her throat.

The kidnapper saw described as being of Aboriginal appearance with a very dark complexion and a distinctive piercing - a hoop with a pink ball - in his left eyebrow.

Police said the man also had a word tattooed on the inside of his right arm. At the time of the kidnapping, he was wearing a black hoodie with blue/green colouring down one side.

Police have appealed for anyone with information on the incident or who think they have seen the man to come forward.

They also want to speak with anyone who saw the woman's panel van driving erratically on the Bruxner Highway between noon and 1pm yesterday.

Anyone with information should contact Crime Stoppers online or on 1800 333 000.

Topics:  kidnapping nsw police richmond local area command



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