Gardaí and the PSNI are investigating a kidnapping in which over €250,000 was taken from a company in Belfast.

An armed gang forced their way into the home of a security company employee last night and took his wife and teenage son hostage.

The man was forced to go to work today and hand over the money to the gang.

The woman and teenager were found in Castleblayney, Co Monaghan, tonight.

The family have now been reunited but are severely traumatised

The man works as a driver for Brinks-Mat which collects and delivers large sums of cash to banks and other financial institutions in Northern Ireland.