Four men charged with kidnapping

A group of Auckland men have been charged with the kidnapping and assault of an 18-year-old man.

Police say the four - Cliff Faofua, Junior Faofua, Latrell Faofua and Elijah Ngata - allegedly attacked and "detained" the man in a car for a short period of time at Bastion Pt on Tuesday.

Detective Sergeant Graeme Shand said it appeared the group believed their victim had broken into their car, so planned the attack as a reprisal.

Police arrested the men in response to a 111 call.

The alleged attackers were aged between 18 and 39, and are from Otara.

It is unclear what injuries the man suffered. The matter is now before the courts.

The four will reappear on February 7.

Auckland Now