Police intercepted a car at Mona Vale containing a woman who had been detained against her will.
Late Tuesday evening, 13 October, witnesses reported seeing a woman accosted by a man after getting off a bus at Newport.
The woman reportedly twice tried to avoid the man in a Newport car park, with her clothing torn as she tried to escape being forced into a vehicle.
Police responded to multiple calls concerned for the welfare of the woman, pulling over a car containing the woman and a 19-year-old man at Mona Vale.
It is understood the man and woman are known to each other. They were taken to Manly Police Station where they were interviewed.
The man has been refused bail pending a court appearance, charged with two counts of detain for advantage and a charge of domestic violence related intimidation.
Anyone with information should contact Dee Why Police Station on 02 9971 3399 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.