CIARAN COPS ARREST MAN ON FALSE IMPRISONMENT; Accused Held in Connection with Noonan Murder
Byline: TOM TUITE
A MAN has appeared in court charged with falsely imprisoning murdered dad-of-one Ciaran Noonan.
The 29-year-old was abducted in Dublin after an assault in the East Wall area on October 20.
Yesterday evening Mark Allen, 33, was brought before Dublin District Court.
Garda Sergeant Dave Gallagher told Judge Victor Blake that Allen made "no reply" after caution when he was charged with false imprisonment of Mr Noonan, at Russell Avenue.
Allen, an unemployed fatherof-one, who is originally from Coolock, Dublin, but had recently resided at an apartment in Baylis Village, Johnstown, Navan, Co Meath, remained silent during the proceedings and was not required to speak. Sgt Gallagher objected to bail citing the seriousness of the offence and concerns that Allen might not turn up for his trial.
He said it was "anticipated a further more serious charge would be brought" and the existing charge, on conviction, carries a possible life sentence.
He told Judge Blake that Mr Noonan was abducted and "his body was later found dumped".
A postmortem revealed Mr Noonan had been murdered and his DNA was found in a car registered in the name of the accused. …