UPDATE: Court date for second man arrested over alleged Gold Coast schoolboy abduction

UPDATE @ May 26, 9.30 AM | The second man accused of involvement in the abduction of a Gold Coast schoolboy will remain behind bars this weekend.

Sunny Zhang was extradited from New South Wales on Thursday, after handing himself in to Sydney Police.

It’s alleged the 20-year-old and his father kidnapped the 12-year-old boy on his way home from school on Friday May 11, sparking a cross-border search.


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The high school student was later found, tied up in the back of a vehicle during a traffic stop in Grafton in northern New South Wales.

Behind the wheel was Zheng Jie Zhang, 53. He was charged with six offences, including kidnapping for ransom, and remains in custody.

Investigations prompted Police to put a call out for information to track down the younger Zhang, who they believed was also involved.

The 20-year-old walked in to Cabramatta Police Station on Tuesday.

Following his extradition, Zhang junior was charged on Friday with two counts of extortion and one count each of torture, deprivation of liberty, assault occasioning bodily harm and kidnapping for ransom.

He did not face Southport Magistrates Court on Saturday, when his matter was briefly mentioned and adjourned until Monday, when he is expected to appear.

EARLIER @ May 23, 6.00 AM | A second man wanted in relation to the alleged abduction of a schoolboy on the Gold Coast earlier this month has handed himself into police.

The 20-year-old voluntarily attended Cabramatta Police Station in New South Wales on Tuesday afternoon.

Gold Coast detectives are expected to travel to Sydney this morning to seek his extradition to Queensland on Thursday.

The 12-year-old victim was dragged into a car outside his Mudgeeraba home around 3.30pm on Friday May 11, sparking an Amber Alert.

The youngster was then driven interstate, where he was found in the northern NSW town of Grafton shortly after midday on Saturday, May 12.

A 53-year-old man has already been charged in relation to the matter.

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