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Teen held over kidnap of man

A TEENAGE boy was due to appear in court today over the alleged false imprisonment of a man in Strokestown, Co Roscommon, earlier this week.

The teen was one of four people arrested by gardai yesterday in relation to the incident. Officers searched two houses in the Roscommon area yesterday morning and arrested three teenagers, two male and one female.

A third man who is in his early 20s was arrested yesterday afternoon by gardai at a house in Strokestown.

All four were detained under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act 1984. The woman and two men have since been released without change

On Monday night a man in his 20s was allegedly abducted and held against his will.


A WOMAN in her 40s was taken to hospital after an assault in Kilmainham in Dublin. The woman was taken to St James's Hospital after sustaining injuries to her head and face.

Gardai were called to an apartment at Bow Bridge at 1.45am, where they discovered the victim. Her injuries were described as not life-threatening.

Gardai said that no arrest has been made and the investigation is ongoing.


A VATICAN official has been arrested over an alleged plot to take €20m into Italy from Switzerland on board an Italian government plane.

Silverio Sica, lawyer for Monsignor Nunzio Scarano, said his client is accused of fraud, corruption and other charges stemming from the plot, which never got off the ground.


A JURY has returned a 30-count indictment against the surviving suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings.

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was indicted on charges including using a weapon of mass destruction and bombing a place of public use, causing death.

Three people were killed and more than 260 injured in the twin explosions near the finish line. Tsarnaev's older brother, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, was killed following a shootout with police on April 19.