Friday 6 December 2019

Three men arrested after gardai foil alleged abduction of man in his 20s

The car was intercepted and stopped on the M9 motorway close to Ballitore.
The car was intercepted and stopped on the M9 motorway close to Ballitore.
Independent.ie Newsdesk

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Gardaí have arrested three men following an alleged abduction of a man in his 20s in Athy Co. Kildare this afternoon.

The incident happened at St Johns Lane, Athy shortly after 12 noon.

The man was assaulted by three men and forced into a blue Hyundi Santa Fe, which was then driven in the direction of Dublin.

Gardaí were notified and the car was intercepted and stopped on the M9 motorway close to Ballitore.

Three men in their 20s were arrested and are detained under section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984 at Newbridge, Kildare and Naas Garda Stations.

The victim was taken to Naas General suffering from minor injuries.

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