Thursday 20 July 2017

Court refuses bail on charge of false imprisonment

Tom Tuite

A MAN has been refused bail after he was charged with false imprisonment of murdered father-of-one Ciaran Noonan.

The 29-year-old was abducted in Dublin after an assault in the East Wall area on October 20.

The father of one, who was living in Ashbourne, Co Meath, but originally from Russell Avenue, East Wall, was last seen being bundled into a car.

His remains were discovered on November 4, dumped in a field at Tullaghmeaden, about six miles outside Trim, Co Meath.

Gardai investigating his death made their 10th arrest on Thursday. The man was detained at Store Street garda station for questioning.

Yesterday evening Mark Allen (33), who is originally from Coolock, Dublin, but had recently lived at an apartment in Baylis Village, Johnstown, Navan, Co Meath, was brought before Dublin District Court.

Garda Sergeant Dave Gallagher told Judge Victor Blake that Mr Allen made "no reply" after caution when he was charged with false imprisonment of Mr Noonan.

Gda Sgt Gallagher agreed with defence solicitor Jenny McGeever that Mr Allen had ties to this jurisdiction -- his daughter and his current partner, who was present for the hearing. He also agreed that the defendant "fully contests this matter".

Judge Blake refused bail and remanded Mr Allen in custody to appear again at Cloverhill District Court on November 30.

Irish Independent

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