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Friday 23 June 2017

Bail refused to ex-SF councillor and father

Jonathan Dowdall
Jonathan Dowdall

A judge has refused bail to a former Sinn Fein councillor and his father who are accused of falsely imprisoning, assaulting and threatening to kill a man.

Jonathan Dowdall (38) and Patrick Dowdall (59), both of Navan Road, Dublin, were before the Central Criminal Court to hear if their applications for bail, with electronic tagging, were successful.

Firearm

Each is charged with falsely imprisoning Alex- ander Hurley by detaining him without his consent at Navan Road on January 15, 2015.

Both also face charges of threatening to kill Mr Hurley and of assaulting him, causing him harm. Additionally, they are charged with possessing a firearm or imitation firearm with the intention of falsely imprisoning Mr Hurley.

They are due to go on trial in May. Mr Justice Paul Coffey said tagging had not been introduced for those seeking bail and he refused their applications.

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