A second man was arrested and brought before Cork District Court yesterday arising out of the investigation of a false imprisonment case where it was alleged that the door of a house was barricaded in Cork City in the early hours of Tuesday.

Detective Garda Maurice Hickey arrested Gavin Ring, aged 26, of 5 St Mary’s Avenue, Gurranabraher, Cork, and brought him to court in custody yesterday.

Defence solicitor, Frank Buttimer, said there was no application for bail. He said that if there was to be a bail application by the accused the State would be put on notice 24 hours in advance.

Det Garda Hickey said the single charge against Gavin Ring was one of assault causing harm to John Joe Nevin at 5 St Mary’s Avenue on September 20.

Judge Marie Keane acceded to an application from Inspector John Deasy to remand the accused in custody until September 28 for directions from the DPP.

The accused’s brother, Bernard Ring, was brought before Cork District Court on Tuesday arising out of the same investigation.

Det Garda Malcolm Walsh arrested Bernard Ring, aged 28, of 122 Kilbarry Place, Farranree, Cork, and charged him on three counts related to alleged false imprisonment.

Bernard Ring did apply for bail in his case but it was refused and he was remanded in custody until today .

Bernard Ring was charged with three counts, namely producing a dumbbell, mirror, and gas cylinder in the course of a false imprisonment.

In the course of Bernard Ring’s bail application it was alleged by the prosecution that a gas cylinder and a mirror were thrown on top of armed gardaí during a hostage situation and that a threat was made to throw a 25kg dumbbell down a stairs.

Det Garda Walsh said the prosecution was opposed to bail being granted to Bernard Ring because of the seriousness of alleged incident at the house on St Mary’s Avenue, Gurranbraher, early on Tuesday morning.

“It is alleged that he held his mother and her partner hostage at St Mary’s Avenue and that the front door was barricaded. It is alleged that he made threats that he was not going to be taken alive,” said Det Garda Walsh.


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