Northern Ireland

Man due in court charged in connection with kidnapping

Strabane Magistrates Court
Image caption The man is due to appear at Strabane Magistrates Court on Thursday

A 22-year-old man is due to appear in court charged in connection with a kidnapping.

He will appear at Strabane Magistrates Court on Thursday.

The man also faces charges of false imprisonment and blackmail.

Two men appeared in court in Dungannon on Wednesday in connection with the kidnapping of a cattle dealer, who was held for six days until a 100,000 euro ransom was paid.

Patrick McCall, 39, of Omagh, and Robert Vevers, 55, from Scotland, were charged with kidnap, false imprisonment and blackmail.

Mr Vevers was later refused bail. Mr McCall will apply for bail next Tuesday.

Both are due to appear in court again next month.

A total of four men and a woman were arrested in Omagh in connection with the case on 6 October.

On Monday, a 28-year-old man was released on bail pending further inquiries. On Tuesday, a 38-year-old woman was released unconditionally.

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