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Man Charged Following Kidnapping and False Imprisonment in Bessbrook

Detectives from Public Protection Branch have charged a 35-year-old man with kidnapping and false imprisonment.

He is due to appear before Lisburn Magistrates’ Court on 10th December 2022.

As is usual procedure, all charges will be reviewed by the Public Prosecution Service.

Detectives from the Police Service’s Public Protection Branch arrested a 35 year old man following reports a woman was forced into a car in Bessbrook.

It’s understood the 20 year old victim was pulled into the vehicle in the Carrick Vista area and driven away just before 4.15pm yesterday, Thursday 8 December.

The car and occupants were subsequently located by police in Camlough at around 6.25pm and the male driver, who is known to the victim, was arrested. He remains in custody at present.

Detective Sergeant Chris Fleming is asking anyone who witnessed what happened or who has information that could assist police enquiries to get in touch by calling 101, quoting reference 1336 08/12/22.

Or, if someone would prefer to provide information without giving their details they can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers and speak to them anonymously on 0800 555 111.


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