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Manhunt launched after woman snatched and taken away in car

Manhunt launched after woman snatched and taken away in car

A man is in garda custody after a mother was forcibly taken from her home in front of seven kids and bundled into a car on Saturday.

A manhunt began after neighbours alerted gardai at around 4pm.

Reports indicate that the woman was taken from her home in Edgeworthstown in Co Longford and forced into a car in front of her four kids and three other children, none of which were injured in the ordeal.

A source told The Sun:

“There were serious concerns for this woman’s safety and thankfully she was found unharmed and is now with her family again.”

“This was a very traumatic experience for all concerned.”

A larged scale manhunt was launched including a garda air support unit.

The woman was located at 7am on Sunday after being missing for 15-hours.

She was found 40km away at Rochfortbridge, Co Westmeath.

A man in his 20s who is known to the woman was arrested by gardai in connection with the incident and is being detained at Granard Garda Station under the provisions of Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act 1984.

Reports indicate that he is known to gardai in the area.