Man allegedly lured to farmhouse, beaten and told to pay £50,000

William Twomey and Anthony Finglas arrested last week over alleged Co Louth incident

A man was allegedly lured to a Co Louth farmhouse, assaulted with iron bars and placed in the boot of a car before £50,000 was demanded from him, the Special Criminal Court has heard. File photograph:  Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times.

A man was allegedly lured to a Co Louth farmhouse, assaulted with iron bars and placed in the boot of a car before £50,000 was demanded from him, the Special Criminal Court has heard. File photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times.

A man was allegedly lured to a Co Louth farmhouse, assaulted with iron bars and placed in the boot of a car before £50,000 was demanded from him, the Special Criminal Court has heard.

It is also alleged that the man’s daughter was contacted and his home was set on fire.

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