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Man charged over Louth tiger kidnapping

On 1 August 2011 number of men, at least one of whom was armed, entered the An Post worker’s house and took him and his family hostage.

Drogheda post office, West Street.
Drogheda post office, West Street.
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Updated 21:29

A MAN IN Drogheda  was charged this morning in connection with the tiger kidnapping of an An Post worker and his family in 2011.

The 32-year-old appeared in court in connection with the crime after he was arrested this morning in the Dublin area.

On 1 August 2011  number of men – at least one of whom was armed – entered the An Post worker’s house and forced him along with his wife and child to remain there for a number of hours.

They were forced to remain in the house for a number of hours before all three were brought to another location.

The official was then taken to the post office at West Street in Drogheda the following morning, where he brought a sum of money to a specific location.

The man’s partner and child were subsequently released unharmed at Damastown, Dublin 15, later that afternoon.

First published 14:31

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Rónán Duffy

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