Jury hears evidence from police during Launceston kidnapping trial

A trial into an alleged kidnapping continues in the Supreme Court.
A trial into an alleged kidnapping continues in the Supreme Court.

Tasmania Police officers have been called to the stand during a trial into the alleged kidnapping of a Victorian man by six Tasmanians.

Caine Robert Richardson, Sean Gregory Richardson, Christopher John Humphreys,  Matthew Luke William, Malcolm Joshua Mayne and Carly Ann Dekkers appeared in the Supreme Court again on Wednesday.

It was the eighth day of what is expected to be a three-week trial.

All six have pleaded not guilty to kidnapping Anthony Mekhael and holding him at gunpoint for three days in 2015. The kidnapping is alleged to have been over a drug debt.

The jury heard evidence from officers who were involved in the arrest of the accused in 2015, the search of houses Mr Mekhael was allegedly taken to during the three-days in question and officers who had interviewed witnesses, the alleged victim and the accused.

The trial before Justice Robert Pearce is scheduled to continue on Thursday with more witnesses expected to give evidence.