A woman has told a court a gunman threatened to blow her and her baby’s heads off during a kidnapping.
Her partner, who was a post office worker, was forced to go to work and withdraw over 600 thousand euro while they were held hostage.
35 year old Jonathon Gill of Malahide Road in Swords denies falsely imprisoning the family at their home in Drogheda in August 2011.
It’s the State’s case that he was one of a gang of five who were involved in holding the family hostage.
Jean Marie Nawn told the jury she was at her home in Drogheda at night when two men with guns came in and bound her arms together around her baby's.
They also bound her partner Warren who was a post office worker.
One of the men said to her partner ‘you better comply or I’ll blow your girlfriend and baby’s heads off.'
‘You’ll have to try for another baby,’ he added
The court heard Ms Nawn and her baby were put into a car and she didn’t realise her partner was in the boot until she heard him coughing.
She said they drove around 90 minutes away and the baby started screaming for her feed and a man said ‘shut that f***ing baby up.'
Her partner was sent off and a while later his boss rang her and she told him ’Do what they want. I’ve a gun to my head.’
Ms Nawn said she and her baby were then tied to a bed in an abandoned house.
She waited a good while and then ran out of the house and raised the alarm.
The jury also heard from workers at the Post Office who said Warren came into work that morning and ‘looked awful’ and was sweating.
The post office manager said Warren started taking cash from an open safe and told him ‘they’ve got my family.’