Malaysian police 'investigating former Neighbours actress Eliza Szonert' after she snatched her son from her ex-partner in a restaurant 

  • Malaysian police are reportedly investigating actress Eliza Szonert
  • She arrived at a restaurant in Kuala Lumpur with two large men
  • The former Neighbours actress took her son from his father Ashley Crick 
  • She and Mr Crick split up three years ago and share custody of their son 
  • Ms Szonert took her son to visit Mr Crick in Malaysia about a week ago
  • She was allegedly forced to leave the hotel without her son and passport

Malaysian police are reportedly investigating an Australian actress who grabbed her young son from her former partner at a restaurant.

Former Neighbours star Eliza Szonert, 41, was flanked by two burly men when she went to snatch her son back from her estranged partner, Australian musician and businessman Ashley Crick.

Kuala Lumpur police deputy chief Datuk Law Hong Soon said Mr Crick had filed a police report on what happened earlier that day, local news site The Rakyat Post reported. 

'I think this case is more towards a family conflict. The police will seek Szonert to record her statement,' he told the publication.

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Malaysian police are reportedly investigating Australian actress Eliza Szonert who grabbed her young son from her former partner at a restaurant

Malaysian police are reportedly investigating Australian actress Eliza Szonert who grabbed her young son from her former partner at a restaurant

The high profile pair have allegedly been in a bitter custody battle while staying in Kuala Lumpur.

She was allegedly forced to leave their shared accommodation without their son or passport following a dispute.

Ms Szonert told Fairfax Media she took her son to Kuala Lumpur to visit his father but the arrangement allegedly didn't go to plan.

It comes after a video emerged of the moment Ms Szonert managed to retrieve her son from a restaurant in the Malaysian capital's Mid Valley Mega Mall with the assistance of a leading Australian child recovery agency.

She said in the second video that she is 'feeling adrenaline and relieved - I'm crying.'

Actress Eliza Szonert, 41, was reunited with her son after being helped by a child recovery agency in Malaysia. They were separated after she took him to visit his father Ashley Crick who reportedly locked her out of his apartment

Video footage of the recovery supplied to Daily Mail Australia shows Ms Szonert arriving at the restaurant accompanied with two men who speak with Mr Crick.

The footage then shows Ms Szonert retrieve her son in the incident on Thursday morning.

A second video supplied to Daily Mail Australia then shows Ms Szonert and her son joyfully return from the restaurant in a car.

She said in the second video that she is 'feeling adrenaline and relieved - I'm crying.'

Video footage of the recovery supplied to Daily Mail Australia shows Ms Szonert arriving at the restaurant accompanied with two men who speak with Mr Crick
The footage then shows Ms Szonert retrieve her son who appeared to be distressed in the incident on Thursday morning

The footage shows two large men who accompanied Ms Szonert speaking with Mr Crick at the restaurant

The footage shows her and her son hugging. 

A spokesperson from the child recovery agency, which asked not to be identified for security reasons, told Daily Mail Australia that Australian government authorities are now refusing to reissue a passport for the son. 

The High Commissioner had allegedly refused to reissue a passport because a passport already exists and the incident is a 'civil custody matter'.

Ms Szonert has allegedly been told by authorities that she must negotiate a resolution with Mr Crick.

The child recovery agency spokesperson said the son's visa for Malaysia is also due to expire soon.

'The Australian government is just wiping their hands of it,' the spokesperson said.

The spokesperson also assured that Ms Szonert would not do the same to Mr Crick. 

Video shows the moment Eliza Szonert, 41, arrived at a restaurant in Malaysia flanked by two buff men to grab her young son from former partner, Australian musician and businessman Ashley Crick
Ms Szonert recovered her son on Thursday morning from a restaurant in the Malaysian capital’s Mid Valley Mega Mall

Video shows the moment Eliza Szonert, 41, arrived at a restaurant in Malaysia flanked by two burly men to grab her young son from former partner, Australian musician and businessman Ashley Crick

The footage then shows Ms Szonert retrieve her son in the incident on Thursday morning

The footage then shows Ms Szonert retrieve her son in the incident on Thursday morning

Daily Mail Australia has been told that Ms Szonert and Mr Crick had shared custody of their son.

Ms Szonert had travelled to Kuala Lumpur with her son last week to visit Mr Crick, her former partner of four years and father of her child.

It had earlier been reported that Malaysia is not a signatory of the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction, Sydney Morning Herald reported earlier on Thursday.

It is understood Mr Crick, an accomplished sky-diver, relocated to Malaysia to roll out an online video platform similar to Netflix.

Ms Szonert made a name for herself as an actress after appearing in the 

Australian drama Neighbours between 1993 and 1993, and has since played Trish Moran in the film The Dish. 

Ms Szonert reportedly travelled to Kuala Lumpur with her son last week to visit her former partner of four years and father of her child, Australian businessman Ashley Crick (pictured right)

Ms Szonert reportedly travelled to Kuala Lumpur with her son last week to visit her former partner of four years and father of her child, Australian businessman Ashley Crick (pictured right)

Ms Szonert made a name for herself as an actress after appearing in the Australian drama Neighbours and has since played Trish Moran in the film The Dish

Ms Szonert made a name for herself as an actress after appearing in the Australian drama Neighbours and has since played Trish Moran in the film The Dish

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