Friday 19 January 2018

Teen due in court over alleged false imprisonment in Roscommon

Caroline Crawford

Caroline Crawford

A TEENAGE boy is due to appear in court this morning in relation to the alleged false imprisonment of a man in Strokestown, Co Roscommon earlier this week.

The teen was one of four people arrested as part of a planned operation by gardai yesterday in relation to the incident.

Officers searched two houses in the Roscommon area yesterday morning and arrested three teenagers - two male and one female.

A third man who is in his early 20s was arrested yesterday afternoon by Gardai at a house in Strokestown.

All four were detained under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act 1984. The woman and two men have since been released without change

The teen was one of four people were arrested yesterday by gardaí for questioning over the imprisonment of the man in his mid-20s in Strokestown on Tuesday.

A man and woman in their late teens were arrested during a planned Garda search of two houses in the Roscommon area yesterday morning. A third man in his early 20s was arrested by gardaí at a house in Strokestown.

All four were detained under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act 1984. The woman and two of the men were released without charge. However, the third male, who is in his teens is due to appear before Castlerea District Court this morning.

On Monday night a man in his 20s was allegedly abducted and held against his will in the Strokestown area.

He was released uninjured a few hours later and alerted gardai to the incident.

Gardai in Strokestown are appealing for anyone who witnessed any suspicious activity or anyone who had any information about the alleged incident to come forward.

A spokesperson for the gardai said officers in the Strokestown area were "investigating what is an alleged false imprisonment at the moment".

Investigations into the matter are ongoing.

Anyone with information on the alleged incident can contact Strokestown garda station on 071 963 3002.

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