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Former Sinn Féin councillor and father to face false imprisonment trial

Daniel Hickey

Published 24/10/2016 | 15:41

Jonathan Dowdall
Jonathan Dowdall

A former Sinn Fein councillor and his father will face trial next year at the the Special Criminal Court on charges of intending to commit false imprisonment.

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Jonathan Dowdall (39), with an address at Navan Road, Dublin 7 and Patrick Dowdall (59), of the same address, are both charged with possessing a firearm or imitation firearm, which appeared to be a sawn-off shotgun and a handgun, with the intent to falsely imprison Alexander Hurley, at Navan Road, on January 15th, 2015.

The Special Criminal Court today fixed a trial date of May 15 next year.

The trial is expected to last two weeks.

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