Father and son face false imprisonment charges in court
A 74- year- old man and his 19- year- old son have been accused of holding captive a 16- year- old boy and causing him harm.
Michael Andrews ( 74) appeared at a special sitting of Donegal District Court last Wednesday.
Andrews, of Glendallon, Ballytivnan, Sligo, was accused of false imprisonment of the boy and assault on the teenager causing him harm at the defendant’s home in Glendallon on April 23.
Mr Hugh Sheridan, State Solicitor said there was no objection to bail but conditions included no contact with the alleged victim or State witnesses, surrender his passport and all travel documents, and be available round the clock to gardai on a specified phone number.
Judge Deirdre Gearty agreed to the conditions and remanded Andrews on bail to Sligo District Court on September 14.
Andrews’ 19- year- old son Harry, also of Glendallon, was accused of false imprisonment and assault causing harm on Ethan Couch at an earlier hearing at Harristown District Court in Castlerea and remanded in custody.
The scene at Knappagh Road on Thursday afternoon when a car burst into flames. The Strandhill Road was closed for awhile as fire personnel dealt with the blaze before the burnt out vehicle, which had been parked, was towed away. Pic by councillor Chris MacManus.