Tag Archives: abduction

From top: Jastine Valdez; Mark Hennesy; The scene in Cherrywood Business Park last night, where Mr Hennessy was shot dead by gardai

Eyewitnesses had reported seeing student Jastine Valdez, 24, being bundled into a Nissan Qashqai on the R760 Kilcrony road near her home in Enniskerry, County Wicklow at 6.15pm on Saturday.

The large-scale investigation was carried out throughout yesterday until shortly after 8pm, when Mark Hennessy [40-year-old married father-of-two from Bray] was located at a car park in Cherrywood.

It is understood that a stand-off ensued between the suspect and gardai, during which he [allegedly] produced a weapon, believed to be a knife. He was then shot by a detective.

Jastine had still not been located last night by investigating gardai as concerns mounted for the young woman.

Jastine Valdez still missing as gardai shoot suspect dead (Independent.ie)

Search for missing Wicklow woman after suspect shot dead by gardaí (RTÉ)



Ms Valdez’s purse found.


Body found.


A Child Rescue Ireland (CRI) alert has been initiated and the gardaí and are looking for help in tracing 15-year-old Sait Canbullu, pictured above.

The gardaí write:

At approximately 13.10hrs this afternoon, 13th September 2014, Sait Canbullu was approached by two males ( wearing balaclavas / ski masks) and abducted during an incident at the junction of High St. and Rowe St. in Wexford town. He was taken from the scene in a vehicle described as a black saloon car with tinted windows. It’s understood the car travelled in the direction of Wexford Quays. Sait is described as 5ft4” in height, of average build, with black hair and brown eyes. When last seen he was wearing dark grey tracksuit and blue/grey Nike running shoes.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Gardaí on 999 or 112. Please do not approach those involved, instead immediately contact 999 / 112 or your local Garda Station providing as much information as possible. The Garda Confidential number should not be uses as the number is not manned on a 24-hour basis. A further update will be issued within two hours if not sooner.

An Garda Síochána (Facebook)

Thanks Paul


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