Man charged over alleged Stuart MacGill kidnapping granted bail

One of the four men alleged to have kidnapped cricketing great Stuart MacGill from outside his Sydney north shore home has been granted bail.

Son Minh Nguyen, 42, spent three months in custody before he was on Thursday bailed in the NSW Supreme Court.

He has been charged with knowingly directing a criminal group and take/detain in company with intent to get advantage.

It’s been alleged that MacGill was forced into a vehicle near his home at Cremorne on April 14.

Australian cricketing great Stuart MacGill has alleged he was kidnapped from outside his home on Sydney’s north shore. Picture: AFP/Timothy A. Clary.Source:AFP

He was allegedly taken to a Bringelly property in Sydney’s southwest where he was assaulted, threatened with a gun and demands were made for money.

Police have alleged he was held for an hour before being driven to Belmore, in southwestern Sydney, where he was let go.

Four men have been arrested and charged over the alleged plot, including Marino Sotiropoulos who is the brother of Mr MacGill’s partner Maria O’Meagher.

Police have repeatedly reiterated that Mr MacGill is not suspected of being involved in any illegal activity.

Cricketer Stuart MacGill, pictured at his former restaurant Aristotle’s Greek at Neutral Bay, claims he was threatened with a gun before being released. Picture: Instagram.Source:Supplied

Mr Nguyen has been released on strict bail conditions including that he report daily to police and provide a $430,000 surety.

He is also not allowed to contact any witnesses or enter the suburbs of Cremorne and Neutral Bay.

Mr Nguyen will face court again next week.

Three other men have been arrested over the alleged plot, including Mr Sotiropoulos who is the brother of Mr MacGill’s partner Maria O’Meagher.

It has not been alleged that Ms O’Meagher was involved in the plot.

Frederick and Richard Schaaf have both been charged with participating in a criminal group and take/detain in company with intent to get advantage occasioning actual bodily harm.

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