Two men arrested following Galway hijacking

By Claire Henry

Gardaí have arrested two men following the hijacking of a taxi in Co Galway last night.

Shortly before midnight, the Gardaí were alerted that two males who were passengers in a taxi had attacked the driver and stolen the vehicle.

The taxi driver was removed from the taxi on the M18 motorway.

Gardaí observed the car in the Claregalway area. A managed containment operation was put in place with assistance from the regional support unit.

The car was brought to a stop on Bothar na dTreabh, where the two men fled on foot. The two men, one in his mid-20s and the other in his early-30s, were subsequently arrested.

They are currently detained at North Western Regional Garda Headquarters in Murrough, Co Galway under the provisions of Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act 1984.

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