Gardai arrest man after woman is abducted in Longford

Gardai have arrested a man
Gardai have arrested a man

Gardai have confirmed that a man is being held after a woman was forcibly removed from her home in Longford.

A Garda spokesperson told us that at around 4pm yesterday a man forcibly removed a woman in her late 20s from her home in Edgeworthstown.

A number of children were in the home at the time but they were not hurt during the incident.

The Gardai began a major operation, one which included the deployment of the community alert system.

The woman was succesfully located this morning and in a follow up operation a man was arrested.

He is currently detained at Granard Garda Station under the provisions of Section 4 – Criminal Justice Act 1984 and investigations are ongoing.