Four people on a raft of charges appeared in the Auckland District Court this morning in relation to an alleged kidnapping on Friday night.
A 14-year-old, two 15-year-olds and a 20-year-old have been remanded without plea and will next appear in court on Monday.
The 20-year-old has interim name suppression and the remaining three will be tried in the Youth Court, which grants automatic name suppression.
Two women were kidnapped on Thursday night, bundled into a car boot and taken on a terrifying ride after they confronted five people trying to steal their vehicle in Auckland.
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Unaware of the kidnapping, police spotted the car and pursued it when the driver failed to stop.
Five people were arrested - including a 13-year-old girl - and four charged after the incident that started in central Auckland and ended 52km away at Ramarama in the Bombay Hills.
The 13-year-old has been referred to Youth Aid.
Detective Inspector Scott Beard of Auckland said the women were found by police in the boot of a vehicle. They had moderate injuries and were taken to Middlemore Hospital for treatment.