Sunday 19 November 2017

Man appears in court on €600k theft charge

Jonathan Gill leaving Drogheda District Court on Friday.
Jonathan Gill leaving Drogheda District Court on Friday.

A MAN has appeared in court in connection with the alleged kidnap of a post office worker and his family in 2011.

Jonathan Gill (32), with an address at Malahide Road in Dublin, appeared before Drogheda District Court last Friday on four charges relating to the incident on August 1, 2011.

Gill is charged with three counts of false imprisonment and one of stealing more than €600,000 from Drogheda Post Office on August 2, 2011.

Sergeant Fearghal O'Toole told the court he had arrested Gill at an address on the Malahide Road shortly before 12 p.m. and conveyed him to Drogheda Garda Station where the defendant was formally charged at 12.55 p.m.

He said Gill was cautioned and made no reply to any of the four charges put to him.

Sgt. O'Toole said his application was to remand the defendant in custody to appear before Cloverhill District Court on Tuesday, November 12.

Defence Barrister Irene Sands said there was no application for bail at this time but an application was expected to be made at his appearance in Cloverhill.

Judge Michael Coghlan remanded Gill in custody to Cloverhill District Court.

Drogheda Independent

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