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Woman accused of mum's kidnap denied bail

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A NSW woman is behind bars after she allegedly recruited a former soldier to help abduct her mother in a case described as “very disturbing and somewhat bizarre”.

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A NSW woman is behind bars after she allegedly recruited a former soldier to help abduct her mother in a case described as “very disturbing and somewhat bizarre”.

Police allege her 68-year-old mother was assaulted in the early hours of Sunday morning then taken to a home in Naremburn before being left at a Mosman address.

She is in hospital with a possible fractured rib and lacerations to her face and body, police said.

The accused woman and her alleged accomplice, 39, both applied for bail when they appeared at Hornsby Local Court on Monday charged with detaining in company with intent to obtain advantage.

According to court documents, they hoped to recover the woman's child.

Her barrister, James Leaver, said the allegations against her arose in the context of an ongoing custody dispute with her “exceptionally wealthy” former partner.

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“The dynamic going on in the background here is extremely concerning,” Mr Leaver said.

The lawyer said his client fiercely denied the allegations and there was no merit to a suggestion by the police prosecutor that drugs could have been involved.

Magistrate Daniel Reiss also said there was no specific evidence of drug use but he noted the alleged crime was “very disturbing and somewhat bizarre”.

The woman cried when he ultimately denied her bail after prosecutor Sergeant Jacob Roussos argued she was at risk of failing to appear in court and endangering her alleged victim.

“She appears to have been the one who has come up with the idea to carry out this heinous offence,” Sgt Roussos said.

Her alleged accomplice was granted bail on several conditions including that he report to police three times a week and remain in NSW.

The man's lawyer, Warren Yi, said he was a war veteran who had served in East Timor and Afghanistan and required medication for post-traumatic stress disorder.

He will reside in a rural NSW town hundreds of kilometres from the alleged victim's Sydney home, Mr Yi said.

The man and woman are next scheduled to appear in Downing Centre Local Court on March 6.

© AAP 2018

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