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No bail for man on abduction charge

A MAN accused of falsely imprisoning and assaulting his victim before stealing cash from his bank account has been refused bail after gardai warned he was likely to commit similar crimes.

Jack Thame (20), from Clooncagh, Strokestown, is facing charges of false imprisonment and assault on John Granaghan in Strokestown on June 25 last.

He is also charged with stealing property from Mr Granaghan and the seizure of the victim's vehicle.

He was one of two men who appeared before court yesterday in relation to the incident.

Det Inspector Pat Finlay said Gardai opposed bail in the case highlighting the "seriousness of these charges and the evidence we have in support of these charges".

Thame was remanded in Castlerea to appear before Harristown court on July 5.

A second man, Jonathan Fitzpatrick (18), appeared at Castlerea District Court on three charges relating to the incident. These included assault causing harm, falsely imprisoning and stealing property of Mr Granaghan. He was remanded on bail to appear at Strokestown District Court on July 24.