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Dome Valley kidnap trial to start

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 26/02/2017

Five people are set to stand trial over the alleged kidnapping, beating and sexual violation of a woman left critically injured on a highway north of Auckland.

Nicola Jones, Julie-Ann Torrance, Cameron Te Hau Kareti Tautau Hakeke, Wayne Blackett and Michelle Blom between them face a series of charges over the alleged attack on a now-20-year-old who was found in the Dome Valley in May, 2016, and over an earlier incident in April.

A jury is scheduled to be selected for the trial on Monday morning.

The two men and three women face various charges, including attempted murder, assault with a weapon, kidnapping, sexual violation and aggravated robbery.

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