Monday 5 December 2016

Tiger kidnapping is a most despicable crime

Published 04/12/2015 | 02:30

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Fear, it has been claimed, is only as deep as the mind allows, but it is hard to imagine a colder terror than that invoked by the knowledge that your failure to cooperate with the demands of a captor will result in a serious risk to the life of a loved one.

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That is why so-called Tiger kidnappings are so traumatic and rank amongst the most despicable forms of crime.

It is well and good for security experts to set down protocols which must be followed by gardaí.

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