Co Down man charged with robbery and abduction

As we suggested at the time, the investigation of Europe’s largest bank robbery would take some considerable time and resources before coming up with any tangible charges or evidence. It seems that the first clear moves are now in play. Dominic McEvoy is the first man to be charged with the robbery of the Northern Bank. McEvoy’s arrest in the small tightly knit village of Kilcoo caused a near riot. It’s very close to Loughinisland where one of the staff members lived and his wife was abducted. The arrest has been made on the basis of a positive DNA test on a hat in the hostage’s home, which has reportedly been all but abandoned since the abduction.

Update: PA

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