Northern Ireland

Woman charged with Randalstown kidnapping

Sabrina Andria McCooke
Image caption Sabrina Andria McCooke was charged with kidnapping and blackmail

A 31-year-old woman has appeared in court charged in connection with the kidnapping of a man in Randalstown.

Sabrina Andria McCooke, from Carrowreagh Road in Armoy, was charged at Antrim Magistrates Court with kidnapping and blackmail.

Ms McCooke, who is the first person to be charged in connection with the incident last Thursday, was remanded in custody.

Four other people are still being questioned by police.

The victim was taken from his home in Randalstown by a gang who drove him away in his car before demanding a ransom.

He was released near Armoy in the early hours of Friday.