Man charged over kidnapping of two children from Blackburn North
A 36-year-old man has been charged over the alleged kidnapping of two children at Blackburn North.
Five-year-old Adilla and her three-year-old brother Bilal were discovered safe and well at a home in Mitcham at 7.20pm on Monday night, almost 12 hours after they went missing from their family home.
Police say their 32-year-old mother had been seriously assaulted and tied up, before the offender took off with her children in the family’s Mercedes.
This morning police have confirmed a 36-year-old man has been arrested.
He will face court today on multiple charges including kidnapping, aggravated burglary with a weapon and false imprisonment.
Another two men and a woman have been released without charge.
Police have not revealed the suspected motive behind the terrifying incident but say it was not a random attack.
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