Trial of man ac­cused of Drogheda kid­nap­ping col­lapses

Drogheda Independent - - NEWS -

The trial of a man ac­cused of kid­nap­ping a fam­ily as part of a €660,000 rob­bery has col­lapsed.

Jonathan Gill (35) is ac­cused of a kid­nap­ping a Drogheda postal worker, his part­ner and their 10-week- old baby daugh­ter be­fore rob­bing €660,000 from the man’s workplace.

The jury of seven men and five women had de­lib­er­ated for a to­tal of just over 14 hours since last Thurs­day fol­low­ing the month long trial.

On day five of it’s de­lib­er­a­tions Judge Else Shea­han told the jury that due to in­for­ma­tion that has come to the court’s at­ten­tion she was dis­charg­ing the jury from it’s duty.

She said it was re­gret­table but in­evitable that the case must come to an end, she said.

It is the State’s case that Mr Gill was one of a group of five who were in­volved in hold­ing the fam­ily hostage in their own home be­fore mov­ing them to a shed about a 90-minute drive away.

Mr Gill of Malahide Road, Swords, Dublin, has pleaded not guilty at Dublin Cir­cuit Crim­i­nal Court to falsely im­pris­on­ing War­ren Nawn, Jean Marie Nawn and their ten-week- old baby in Drogheda be­tween Au­gust 1 and Au­gust 2, 2011.

She re­manded the ac­cused on con­tin­u­ing bail un­til April 28.

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