'Kidnapped' Irish tycoon arrested

An Irish property developer who was allegedly kidnapped for eight months has been arrested on suspicion of wasting police time. Kevin McGeever was found wandering barefoot on a road in January with the "thief" written on his forehead.

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'Kidnapped' tycoon arrested over alleged time-wasting

A former property developer from Ireland who claimed he had been kidnapped for eight months is being held by police on suspicion of wasting their time.

Former property developer, Kevin McGeever Credit: Press Association

68-year-old Kevin McGeever was found wandering barefoot and looking emaciated close to the Cavan-Leitrim border in January.

The tycoon was arrested at his home yesterday in Co Galway and held on suspicion of wasting police time and making false allegations.

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