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Robbery, false imprisonment charges in Sark are dropped

CHARGES against three men accused of robbery and false imprisonment in Sark have been dropped.

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Ali Abbas Ahmad, Aal E Ahmad Hussain and Omar Sharif, all aged 36 and from Slough, entered no pleas when they appeared in the Magistrate’s Court in September.

They were granted bail and allowed to return to their homes with the case due to be committed to the Royal Court on 14 December.

However, at yesterday’s sitting of the Magistrate’s Court, Advocate Sarah Watson, prosecuting, said that while the complainant in the case stood by his claims, various concerns about his health had been raised.

As a result of that, the prosecution had decided that it was not in the public interest to continue with the case and the charges with withdrawn.

The men were accused of false imprisonment of a couple living in the island and of robbing them of $2,400 by way of a cash transfer, four mobile phones, a custom-built laptop, hard drive, various documents and a torch.

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