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Two arrested over alleged kidnapping of man found in Sydney shed

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Two more men have been arrested over the alleged kidnapping of a 36-year-old man found unconscious and bound in a Sydney shed by three real estate agents.

Two more men have been charged over the alleged kidnapping of a 36-year-old man found unconscious and bound in a Sydney shed by three real estate agents.

Police said the pair, 36 and 40, are expected to be charged over the alleged attack and kidnapping of Pierre Kassouf.

Mr Kassouf had a fractured skull when he was found by the estate agents who were running an inspection of the property at Shanes Park, Blacktown, last November.

Police said he had been tortured, and would have most likely died if they had not found him.

Mr Kassouf had a fractured skull when he was found by the estate agents who were running an inspection of the property at Shanes Park, Blacktown, last November.

A 40-year-old Mt Pritchard man was arrested at St Marys and a 36-year-old was arrested at a rural property in Luddenham.

Police searched that home, along with other addresses, and a gun was allegedly among items seized.

Both were charged with multiple offences in relation to the kidnapping of the man - and attempted kidnapping of another, police say.

The pair were refused bail to appear at Penrith Local Court today.

Fredericks Taufua, 36, from Plumpton was arrested last month over the alleged kidnapping, which police claim carried a $4 million ransom that was not paid.

He was charged and remains before the courts.

Police allege Mr Kassouf was pistol whipped, knocked unconscious and kidnapped by two men at his smash repair workshop on Links Road, St Marys on November 25.

They claim he was bundled into a grey Holden Commodore with no number plates, and was found the next day in the shed.

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"When he was found he was found to be bound and unconscious," Detective Acting Superintendent Grant Taylor said.

"We believed that he was tortured in some way and further injuries inflicted upon him during the 24 hours.

"He was in a critical condition and if he didn't receive medical attention soon after he most likely would have died."

Police said they're working to see why Mr Kassouf was targeted.

Mr Taufua's lawyer said his client claimed he was innocent.

Source: 9News https://www.9news.com.au/national/kidnapping-st-marys-man-help-in-shed-found-real-estate-vandals/04210214-3638-4678-8bcb-cc67e1b2dfc8

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