Friday 23 February 2018

Man to appear in court charged in connection with 2011 tiger kidnapping of An Post worker’s family

A 32-year-old man is to appear before a sitting of Drogheda District Court this afternoon charged in connection with a tiger kidnapping.

The man was arrested this morning in the Dublin area.

An August 2011 an An Post, his partner and their child were abducted from their home in Drogheda.

A number of men, at least one of them armed, held the family there for a number of hours before they were all taken to another location.  

The An Post official went to the Post Office at West Street Drogheda, and operating under duress went to a second location and handed over a sum of money.

Gardai became aware of the incident as it was unfolding and a comprehensive response team was put in place involving both local and national units.

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