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Thursday 1 June 2023 Dublin: 14°C

# child abduction

Last year
# Australia
Man pleads guilty to abducting four-year-old Cleo Smith
Terence Darrell Kelly was remanded in custody until his next court appearance in March.
All time
# child abduction
Teenager jailed for two years after stealing a car with two children inside
One of the children threw herself out of the moving car and her 11-month-old brother was later found on a stranger’s doorstep.
# Mullingar
Gardaí investigating potential child abduction attempt in Westmeath
It’s believed a man approached a young boy while he was walking to school.
# Monaghan
34-year-old man charged with theft of car which had young girl in back seat
The man appeared before a special sitting of Cavan District Court last night.
Father of murdered schoolgirl Sarah Payne found dead at his home
Michael Payne has struggled with alcoholism since his daughter’s death.
# Abduction
There were 64 cases of children being abducted from Ireland last year
There were also 45 cases of abducted children being brought here.
# logan report
Garda car shortage meant hour delay in child 'abduction' response
It also took two hours for the incident to be assigned to a garda.
Opinion: Prejudice and hysteria caused two Roma children to be taken from their families
I have no doubt Garda and HSE staff acted in what they believed to be the best interests of those two children, but there were clear elements of ethnic profiling involved.
# joyful joyful
Kidnapper releases little boy because he wouldn't stop singing gospel music
The nine-year-old boy sang a gospel song over and over until he was let go.
# Faris Heeney
Family of young Irish boy abducted to Egypt want help from Government
Six-year-old Faris Heeney was kidnapped by his uncle in 2009 and taken to Egypt where he remains with his father.
# Madeleine McCann
Kate McCann in Portuguese court for libel case against police chief
The former detective published a book alleging that Madeleine McCann’s parents were involved in her disappearance from a vacation home in 2007.
# April Jones
Police now treating April Jones disappearance as murder investigation
Police also say it is “no longer appropriate” for members of the public to continue helping in the search for the five-year-old.
# April Jones
April Jones: Leading forensic psychologist now aiding search
The search for five-year-old April Jones has will continue today, despite adverse weather conditions.
# April Jones
Police search home of April Jones suspect
Police are searching the rented home of Mark Bridger, the 46-year-old arrested in connection with April’s disappearance.
# April Jones
April Jones's mum: "Please, please help us find her"
Mother makes tearful appeal to public to help bring forward information that will help find her five-year-old girl.
# UK Courts
Milly Dowler jury dismissed while deliberating attempted abduction
Judge blamed “deplorable” media reports after yesterday’s conviction for jury discharge on accusation of attempted abduction of second schoolgirl.
Nearly 150 new cases of child abductions in 2010
Department of Justice says that 193 children were suspected abducted from and into Ireland last year – many in custody wranglings.