Trial for man charged with taking woman captive

WAHGUNYAH man Christopher Quirk has been committed to stand trial over taking a woman captive and threatening her with a knife earlier this year.

Quirk, 37, appeared in Albury Local Court yesterday and was ordered to stand trial on charges of take and detain a person to obtain advantage, inflicting actual bodily harm, armed with intent to commit an indictable offence and assault occasioning actual bodily harm.

He will be arraigned in the District Court sittings starting in Albury on August 11.

It is alleged Quirk arranged a meeting with his de facto partner in Corowa and took her for a drive.

He allegedly held a knife at her throat before inflicting injuries.

The woman was driving and Quirk directed her to take him back to Wahgunyah.

He got out at the bridge over the Murray River and the woman immediately drove to the police station.

Detectives from Albury went to Corowa hospital where the woman was being treated for injuries.

She was shaking, had been crying and had a badly bruised and swollen right eye.