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DNA probed in kidnap case

THE trial of a man accused of falsely imprisoning a Brinks Allied worker and his family has heard evidence of hair and saliva samples being taken from the accused.

Stefan Saunders (34) of Hazelbury Park, Blanchardstown, has pleaded not guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to robbing €134,000 from Reginald Shannon on January 4, 2010, and to falsely imprisoning him, Angela Shannon and a child at O'Connell Gardens on Bath Avenue on the same date.