Limerick man admits hijacking woman’s car

A YOUNG man from the southside of Limerick city will be sentenced later this month after he pleaded guilty to a multitude of offences including falsely imprisoning a woman and forcing her to drive around the city in her car.

A YOUNG man from the southside of Limerick city will be sentenced later this month after he pleaded guilty to a multitude of offences including falsely imprisoning a woman and forcing her to drive around the city in her car.

James Kelly, 22, who has an address at Maple Court, Kennedy Park admitted falsely imprisoning the woman - contrary to the provisions of the Non-Fatal Offences Against the Person Act - at Colbert station on May 4 last.

He also pleaded guilty to hijacking her car on the same date.

Mr Kelly proceeded to rob €40 from the woman before ordering her to drive to the Roxboro Shopping Centre where he forced her to withdraw €500 in cash from an ATM.

The defendant, who has also pleaded guilty to a number of separate burglary and theft offences, will be sentenced on October 21 next.

*A full version of this story was published in the print edition of Limerick Leader, dated October 3, 2011

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