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Court hears about heroic actions of 10-year-old who saved his sister from abduction

This related to an incident that happened in March.

A COURT HAS heard about the heroic actions of a 10-year-old boy in saving his sister from abduction.

RTÉ has reported that Michael Martin has pleaded guilty at Portlaoise Circuit Court to falsely imprisoning the girl on a country road in Cullahill in Co Laois in March of this year.

After his 11-year-old sister was abducted the boy held onto the moving jeep she was being taken in.

Speaking to this evening, local Fine Gael councillor John King, said, “Certainly he is a great credit and he is a hero.”

The court today heard that it had been the child hanging onto the jeep Martin was driving in that caused a distraction and allowed the 11-year-old girl to escape.

The jeep in question was a Nissan X-Trail 4 x 4 and following the incident gardaí issued an appeal for anyone with information to come forward before an arrest was eventually made.

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