Saturday 20 January 2018

Legal argument adjourns trial of four men accused of €2.3m tiger kidnap

Declan Brennan

The trial of four men accused of tiger kidnapping a Securicor worker and his family and robbing €2.28 million has adjourned for legal argument until Thursday.

Jason Kavanagh (39) of Corduff Avenue, Blanchardstown, Dublin, Christopher Corcoran (66) of Bayside Boulevard North, Sutton, Dublin Mark Farrelly (42) of Moatview Court, Priorswood, Coolock, Dublin and Alan Costello (50) of Cromcastle Road, Coolock pleaded not guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to five charges each.

They are accused of falsely imprisoning Paul Richardson at Ashcroft, Raheny, Dublin on the night of March 13 and 14, 2005, and of falsely imprisoning Marie, Ian and Kevin Richardson on the same dates.

The four accused are also charged with robbery of €2.28 million in cash from Paul Richardson and Securicor Security Services Ireland Ltd.

Before the trial concluded for the day Patrick Marrinan SC, defending Mr Corcoran, read a statement to the jury in which his client identified himself form CCTV footage taken from a Spar supermarket on the Howth Road, between March 12 and May 6 2005.

The trial will resume in evidence on Thursday before Judge Martin Nolan and a jury of eight men and three women.

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