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Cross-border kidnap victim dumped near Forkhill

Gardaí in Dundalk are investigating a report of false imprisonment of a 36 year old man who was abducted from a Dundalk housing estate before being attacked and dumped close to the village of Forkhill. The incident occurred on Thursday 16th November but details have only emerged in recent days.

It is alleged that a number of masked men confronted the man at a housing estate on Bellewsbridge Road in the Castletown area of Dundalk at approximately 5pm on the day in question, bundled him into the back of his van and physically assaulted him, causing injuries to his arm. He was later released near a yard close to Forkhill where the gang fled the scene in another vehicle.

Gardaí say the victim is “very shaken” by his ordeal and they have appealed for anyone with information on the incident to contact them on 00353 4293 88400 / 00353 9335577 or the Garda Confidential Line  on 1 800 666 111.