Garda Hunt Near Templemore

GARDAI are hunting for two men in the fields and by-roads between Templemore and Borrisoleigh this morning, after a stolen jeep rammed into the back of a garda car in the early hours of this morning.

GARDAI are hunting for two men in the fields and by-roads between Templemore and Borrisoleigh this morning, after a stolen jeep rammed into the back of a garda car in the early hours of this morning.

The incident took place at about 2am, when gardai spotted a jeep that had been stolen from Nenagh.

The jeep was towing a quad bike, understood to have been stolen from Ballinure. During the pursuit, gardai were rammed by the jeep. One man was arrested, while another two men fled the scene on foot.

Gardai are appealing to members of the public about the incident. If they see two men walking on foot, or asking for a lift, the public are advised to ring Templemore Garda Station (0504 31011), or Thurles Garda Station (0504 25100).