Holden’s smashed out tail light saved a woman’s life after she was kidnapped in Berrima


How this Holden’s smashed out tail light saved a woman’s life after she was kidnapped, brutally stabbed and stuffed in the boot

  • A driver called police after noticing the 24-year-old’s hand hanging out the boot 
  • Police stopped the car and opened the boot to find a woman with stab wounds
  • The woman was treated for her stab wounds before being taken to hospital 
  • Two women from Campbelltown, aged 24 and 18, were arrested by police 

A woman who was allegedly kidnapped, stabbed and stuffed in a boot was able to alert other motorists by waving her hand through the car’s broken tail light.

A driver called police after noticing the 24-year-old’s hand hanging out the boot of the Commodore being driven along the Hume Highway in Berrima, in the NSW Southern Highlands, on Wednesday morning.

Twenty minutes later, at about 11.50am, police stopped the Holden sedan and found the woman with stab wounds to her knee, thigh and forearm.

‘Early indications are she’s okay, she’s speaking to police,’ Southern Highlands Police Detective Inspector Brendan Bernie said.

A driver called police after noticing the 24-year-old's hand hanging out of a broken tail light in the boot of the Commodore (pictured)

A driver called police after noticing the 24-year-old’s hand hanging out of a broken tail light in the boot of the Commodore (pictured) 

The injured woman was treated for her stab wounds at the scene before being taken to Liverpool Hospital with non life-threatening injuries.

Photos show the white Holden Commodore’s left tail light completely broken, although it’s not yet known if the alleged victim punched it out herself to attracted attention and get help. 

Two Campbelltown women, aged 24 and 18, were arrested and taken to Southern Highlands Police Station.

The teenager was allegedly driving the car.

‘It appears that all of the people involved are from the greater Sydney metropolitan area and we’re making inquiries into how they came to be down in the Southern Highlands,’ Det Insp Bernie said.

The motive behind the incident isn’t yet known, but Det Insp Bernie said it’s ‘very fortunate’ the young woman was found alive. 

‘It could have ended quite catastrophically for her but we’re thankful that this ended with no loss of life and no person seriously injured,’ he said.

Police believe the woman was put in the boot sometime on Wednesday morning, although the exact time isn’t known at this stage. 

Police pulled the car over on the Hume Highway in Berrima, in the NSW Southern Highlands, on Wednesday morning

Police pulled the car over on the Hume Highway in Berrima, in the NSW Southern Highlands, on Wednesday morning



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