Friday 24 November 2017

Appeal issued after businessman rammed off road and bundled into car

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Daire Courtney

Daire Courtney

Gardaí have issued an appeal for information about the alleged abduction of a businessman who was rammed off the road and bundled into a car.

Gardaí received a number of calls on the emergency line at about 5.30pm yesterday saying that a man was being forced into the back of a Toyota Avensis car by three other men in Co Louth on Tuesday.

The man, believed to be a Northern Irish businessman, was found unharmed but “physically shaken” three hours after the incident.

The incident took place at the Ardee Link Road (n33) which leads to the M1.

In a statement gardaí said: “From witnesses Gardai have established that a silver Mercedes car was travelling towards the M1 when the car was struck from behind by a second car, a grey Toyota Avensis.

“Three males then forcefully removed the driver of the Mercedes into their vehicle. The grey Toyota Avensis left in the direction of the Motorway.

“The injured party in this case was released a short time later and did not require any medical attention.”

Gardaí have appealed for anyone who was travelling on the Ardee Link Road between five and six o’clock yesterday evening to contact Ardee Garda Station at 041 685 3222 or the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111.

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