21/01/2009

Hostages Held by Tyrone Raiders

A woman and her child were held hostage by raiders in Co Tyrone last night while her partner was forced to hand over a number of legally-held firearms to the gang.

Two masked raiders, one of them armed, forced their way into a house in the Castlestrange area of Strabane.
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They ordered the man to drive across the nearby Irish border and hand over the weapons in a church car park in Corcullion, Co Donegal.

They subsequently released his partner and child, who are said to be shaken, but unhurt.

(DW/BMcC)

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