Latest: Three accused of child abduction in Tipperary are further remanded

Latest: Three accused of child abduction in Tipperary are further remanded

Nenagh Court: Judge Elizabeth MacGrath further remanded three people accused of child abduction

Three people accused of child abduction have each been further remanded in custody by Judge Elizabeth MacGrath to June 14.

The case was back before Tipperary Court, sitting in Nenagh, this Wednesday where the accused appeared by video link.

The three, two women aged 51 and 34, and a man aged 41, were refused bail at Nenagh Court last Thursday where they faced two counts of the alleged abduction of two children in Northern Ireland.

They cannot be named to prevent the identification of the children.

The children, along with the three accused, were subsequently discovered in a house in Thurles.

During a bail hearing last Thursday, the court heard that the boys, aged eight and six, had gone missing from Belfast following a court action by social services to have them taken into care.

A nationwide search for the boys was carried out by An Garda Síochána and the PSNI.

Judge MacGrath was told by Det Sgt Andrew Lyons, Templemore Garda station, that the children were located in an unoccupied house in the Thurles area in the company of an adult and a teenage girl.

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