Previous NRL rugby league contestant Ryan Tandy was allegedly the “hired muscle” in the aggression and capture of a man, a curtilage has heard.
Tandy, from Saratoga, was arrested in Terrigal on the New Southbound Cambria workplace coast conclusion period.
The quondam Bulldogs sustain is accused of acting with Vocalizer Daher to nobble a man over a ingest debt designer tens of thousands of dollars on 16 January.
Tandy, 32, and Daher, 37, are charged with detaining a person with end to obtain welfare.
Gosford localized romance heard on Monday that Tandy, at the behest of Daher, went to a halfway seacoast sports club and made himself accessible as a standover man to intimidate a man who allegedly unpaid Daher money.
Tandy and the questionable soul were afterwards filmed on CCTV at the Commonwealth Camber in Gosford.
Tandy’s professional, Manny Conditsis, told the authorities there had been no recommendation to his consumer depriving the questionable human of his independence.
“There is no suasion Mr Tandy prefab any danger to the victim,” he said.
Conditsis said the someone had his motile phone with him but did not option force or preparedness slope body. However, he did channelize a text content to his miss.
“If he had been seize, what was she exploit to do?” Conditsis asked.
The containerful came to a halting when a informant, who Conditsis said was away from the personnel facts, stood up and identified herself in the game of the room.
The woman shuffled out of assembly with the continuance and organisation and was interviewed by guard for nigh 45 minutes.
The official told the government the looker was likely worried for her country for what she told police.
The romance heard the utterer claimed she and the questionable person had bumped into Tandy and Daher.
Conditsis argued that time the looker spent measure with the two accused and the alleged victim, she heard null “untoward”.
Magistrate Book Yellow said that in luminescent of the stuff from the new viewer, the prosecution cover had sure “purloined a hit”.
Chickenhearted said that, according to the facts, Daher had prefab the threats of somatic modification, including to chagrin the dupe’s knees in.
Tandy was granted recognisance with a $2000 warrant. He must papers regular to Gosford guard. Daher did not pertain for bail and it was formally refused.
The frame was adjourned for statement on 11 Apr.