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Gardaí search land in Meath for abducted Dublin man Ciarán Noonan

Nothing has been heard from Noonan since his abduction on 20 October.

Undated garda image of Ciarán Noonan.
Undated garda image of Ciarán Noonan.
Image: Garda Press Office

GARDAÍ INVESTIGATING the abduction of Ciarán Noonan from East Wall in Dublin two weeks ago are searching lands in Co Meath for any sign of his whereabouts.

Noonan was grabbed and bundled into a dark Volkswagen Golf on Russell Avenue on 20 October. Eyewitnesses say they saw him being assaulted before he was forced into the vehicle and driven away.

The car was later found abandoned in Meath and gardaí said they were very concerned for Noonan’s safety.

A search was carried out on Monday in the Ashbourne area of Meath, and today’s search concentrates on an area of land on the Old Trim Road from Dunboyne to Trim.

The missing man’s family has called for his safe return, with his mother Geraldine Noonan appearing on Prime Time recently to appeal directly to his kidnappers to “give him back, please”.

Two women who were arrested by gardaí investigating the abduction were both released without charge.

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Gardaí are planning further searches in the Meath and north Co Dublin and are appealing to any landowners or people using land in these areas to contact them at Store Street Garda Station on 01 666 8000 or on the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111.

Anyone who may have any information regarding the investigation is also asked to contact gardaí.

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