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.


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.