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Saturday 2 December 2023 Dublin: 4°C

# Abduction

This year
Man who stole a car with children in it and used it in attempted robbery jailed for four years
The man, who was drunk, stole a car with four and six year old children sitting in it before using it as a getaway vehicle in an attempted robbery.
Last year
Argentine ex-policeman jailed for student's disappearance in 1976
Sandoval took part in hundreds of abductions, torture and disappearances committed during the 1976-1983 dictatorship.
All time
Drew Harris: Gardaí to seek further charges in Kevin Lunney abduction case
Three men were convicted in the Special Criminal Court yesterday for their involvement in the Kevin Lunney abduction.
Trial of men accused of abducting Kevin Lunney expected to come to a close next week
Four men are being tried for false imprisonment and intentionally causing serious harm.
Kevin Lunney trial: Garda access to phone records comes under defence spotlight in second week
Gardaí had given evidence about obtaining search warrants for phone records in relation to their investigation.
Lawyers challenge mobile phone evidence in Kevin Lunney's abduction trial
Lunney told the court that he was bundled into the boot of a car and driven to a container where he was threatened and told to resign from QIH.
Garda investigation after man attacked, abducted and driven across border
Three men and two women were arrested on Sunday evening in Co Tyrone.
Gardaí probe 'revenge' attack and abduction in north Dublin
The incident happened on Sunday afternoon.
Dublin abduction attempt: Gardaí ask elderly woman who spoke with victim close to well-known pub to come forward
A file has been sent to the Director of Public Prosecutions.
Manhunt underway after assault and attempted abduction of woman in Cabra
The woman was approached by a man who attempted to force her into the boot of a car at 7.30am this morning.
Quinn Industrial Holdings staff call for 'an end to this reign of terror' following Lunney attack
Kevin Lunney was abducted from his home in Co Fermanagh on Tuesday evening.
Kevin Lunney recovering from surgery as Quinn CEO condemns 'indescribably awful ordeal'
Liam McCaffrey has appealed for anyone with information to come forward.
Man who abducted his children and left Ireland with them for four years given nine-month jail term
The 46 year-old man kept the children away from their mother without her consent.
20-year-old appears before court following alleged abduction of teenage boy
The teenage boy was found by gardai in the boot of a car after it stopped yesterday.
Driver abducts 51 schoolchildren in Italy and sets bus ablaze
The driver said he was protesting migrant deaths in the Mediterranean.
Facebook to start placing child abduction alerts on Irish users' feeds
CRI Alerts have only been used by gardaí on six occasions since their introduction.
Man who abducted Jastine Valdez may have been in shops, bars or petrol stations in hours around crime
Suspect Mark Hennessy was shot dead by gardaí on Sunday evening.
Body found in search for missing woman Jastine Valdez is removed from scene
The 24-year-old woman was reported missing on Saturday night.
Man dies after being shot by gardaí searching for woman believed to have been abducted
The shooting took place near the Dell site in Cherrywood, where the car used in the incident was located.
Over 100 schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram freed
110 schoolgirls in Dapchi, northeast Nigeria were kidnapped just over a month ago.
British model speaks of 'terrifying' kidnap in Italy after allegedly facing sale as sex slave
Chloe Ayling spoke to reporters back in London yesterday.
British soldier turned priest appeals to IRA to return murdered officer's body
Father Burke told Prime Time that he left the British Army and became a priest as a result of Robert Nairac’s murder.
UK police warn mother wanted for abduction 'may pose risk' to her sons
Samantha Baldwin and the two boys went missing on Monday after the boys were declared wards of the court.
Man and woman arrested over attempted abduction of baby from London hospital
The pair showed staff an image of a premature baby in an incubator, which they claimed was theirs.
Woman found safe 18 years after she was abducted as a baby in Florida
Her biological family are said to be “elated”.
Taliban release video of American and Australian teachers who were kidnapped in August
The pair appear pale and unshaven in the video.
Girl's false imprisonment by teenage boys deemed too serious for children's court
The schoolgirl was forced into a car and taken away, until gardaí intercepted the car on the M1 in Dublin.
Man threatened to cut off penis of man he wrongly thought was a sex offender
Morgan Doran was one of four men who abducted a young man they wrongly believed sexually assaulted a girl.
Kidnapped California woman found tied up at the side of a road was branded by captors
Sherri Papini was abducted while jogging and found three weeks later.
German woman kidnapped in Syria while pregnant has been released with her baby
The pair were released yesterday and had safely crossed the border into Turkey, a ministry spokeswoman said.
Police in Surrey investigating report child was dragged into van and kidnapped
However, despite the massive police operation, there has been no missing person report received in relation to a child.
Armed men abduct up to 16 people from popular tourist destination in Mexico
The group was taken from an upscale restaurant in Puerto Vallarta.
At least 135 dead and 400 abducted in Islamic State 'massacre'
Syria’s state news agency SANA said at least 300 civilians were killed.
Woman guilty of child abduction escapes jail but told to stay away from childcare facilities and schools
She was given an 18-month suspended sentence.
Man sentenced to 17 years in jail for false imprisonment of 11-year-old girl
Michael Martin appeared in Portlaoise Circuit Court today.
Man suspected of killing 4-year-old Bosnian refugee admits murdering another child
The little boy, a Bosnian refugee, was abducted from a registration centre for asylum seekers.
Manhunt in Essex as father abducts three-year-old son from foster parents
Robert Gurling is not allowed to have unsupervised access to his little boy.
12-year-old girl escapes unharmed after punching man who grabbed her
The man grabbed the girl twice but she managed to fight him off and ran away.
Here's how many crimes were committed by people on bail last year
Figures show some 10,600 crimes were committed last year by offenders on bail.
After boy stops abduction of his young sister, a man has now been charged
Michael Martin appeared in Portlaoise District Court today charged with falsely imprisoning the young girl.