15 Jun 2016

Names of group charged with kidnapping released

12:42 pm on 15 June 2016

Four of the five people charged with kidnapping and assaulting a woman found critically injured on the side of a road in Dome Valley north of Auckland last month can now be named.

Cameron Hakeke, Wayne Blackett, Nicola Jones, Julie-Ann Torance, and another woman with interim name suppression appeared in the High Court in Auckland today.

The group face a range of charges including assault with a weapon, attempted murder, aggravated robbery, kidnapping, threatening to kill and unlawful sexual connection.

Crown solicitor Brian Dickey said police had a warrant to arrest a sixth person in relation to the case.

Justice Moore set a trial date for February next year.