A SECOND woman has allegedly been kidnapped in the Newcastle area within a 24-hour period, according to police.
About 9pm Monday a 48-year-old man and 37-year-old woman were at a licensed premises on Main Road, Cardiff.
Police have been told the pair then got in a vehicle and drove to multiple locations within Newcastle, during which the woman was allegedly assaulted several times.
About 2pm the next day the woman was dropped off in the Wallsend area, where she sought assistance from a nearby business and police were contacted.
The 48-year-old man was arrested at Waratah Police Station and charged with take/detain person with intent to obtain advantage occasion actual bodily harm.
He was refused bail to appear at Newcastle Local Court on Wednesday.
This was the second incident to occur in the region, after a 26-year-old woman was forced a car at West Wallsend by a man known to her on Monday.
Detectives arrested a 28-year-old man over the incident about 2.15pm Tuesday.
The man was taken to Cessnock Police Station and charged with two counts of common assault, two counts of contravene apprehended violence order and take/detain person with intent to obtain advantage.
He was refused bail to appear at Maitland Local Court on Wednesday.
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