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Last Updated: Tuesday, 13 December 2005, 18:18 GMT
Four admit city centre abduction
Belfast Crown Court
The four men appeared at Belfast Crown Court
Four men who were accused of kidnapping Belfast man Bobby Tohill from a city centre bar have pleaded guilty to his abduction.

Two of the men, who are all from Belfast, are Gerard McCrory, 33, from Dermott Hill Road and Harry Fitzsimmons, 36, from Spamount Street.

The other two are Liam Rainey, 31, from New Barnsley Crescent and Thomas Tolan, 34, from Ballymurphy Parade.

They were released on bail and will be sentenced in the new year.

The men, who had been captured on security video during the incident last year, made their pleas at Belfast Crown Court.

They had gone on trial on Monday denying the abduction last February of Mr Tohill from Kelly's Cellars Bar in Belfast.

The security video recorded the four men getting out of a blue van, enter the bar and leave with a fifth man, Mr Tohill.

Moments later, the van was recorded at traffic lights at the Millfield and Divis Street junction, where it crashed into a police car which was trying to stop it.

On Tuesday, a prosecution lawyer said he wanted two further charges against the men - of false imprisonment and unlawful wounding - to remain on the books of the court.


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