Wednesday 22 November 2017

Family of abducted dad fears he's dead

Colm Kelpie

Colm Kelpie

THE devastated family of a man abducted four days ago over a suspected drugs debt fears he is dead as efforts to find him have so far drawn a blank.

Ciaran Noonan (29) was attacked and bundled into the back of a black Volkswagen Golf on Thursday last week after visiting his aunt's house in the East Wall area of Dublin.

Gardai issued the full registration of the vehicle -- 05-D-88805 -- over the weekend and appealed for anyone who may have seen it to come forward.

But they cautioned people against approaching it or anyone inside the car.

Mr Noonan's younger brother Damian (25) said their mother Geraldine was "in bits" over the kidnapping.

He said the family had tried to get Ciaran professional help and into addiction programmes, but he could not be weaned off his crippling drug habit.

"Most people think he's probably dead now," Damian told the Irish Independent last night.

"He was taking drugs. We tried to help him, but he just kept going on the drugs."

The father of one was beaten with an iron bar and then abducted by three men because he allededly owed money to the leader of a drug gang.

Reports that he had been seen in the north of Dublin on Friday turned out to be false.

Irish Independent

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