A 20-year-old man arrested after armed gardaí rescued a child from the boot of a car in Finglas is due in court court charged with road traffic offences.

The 14-year-old boy was taken safely from the vehicle in Kippure Park after gardaí pursued a car being driven erratically in the area.

The boy had been abducted a short time earlier by a gang of men on nearby Hazelcroft Road.

The car was abandoned and four men ran from the scene but the driver, a 20-year old man, was arrested.

He is currently being questioned.

-Noah Harte