The suspect's vehicle

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Police discovered the suspect behind a 4×4 automobile

A UK backpacker allegedly held captive and repeatedly raped in Australia is being comforted by relations, police have stated.

The 22-year-old girl, initially from Liverpool, has been launched from hospital, Queensland Police confirmed.

Her Australian ex-boyfriend, 22, is dealing with 23 costs over the alleged ordeal that ended on Sunday.

Police on Wednesday stated the assaults befell over a one-month interval, not two months as alleged earlier.

They are saying the assaults occurred between three February and 5 March on a highway journey stretching throughout the Queensland outback.

Officers stated it ended when police stopped the pair’s 4×4 at Mitchell, in south Queensland, after a service station proprietor stated they did not pay for petrol.

In a short assertion on Wednesday, police stated the lady had been launched from hospital into the care of family and friends.

The accused man, from Cairns, is dealing with costs together with 4 counts of rape, eight counts of assault and 4 counts of strangulation.

The suspect has additionally been charged with two counts of deprivation of liberty, inflicting wilful harm, possessing medication and drug gear, and obstructing police.

The person was refused bail on Monday and can go earlier than the courts once more on 23 Might.