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Gardai capture second prisoner who escaped from courthouse last week

Published 20/07/2015 | 23:08

Gardai (Stock image)
Gardai (Stock image)

Gardai have apprehended the second of two male prisoners to have absconded from Ennis courthouse last week.

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The 22-year-old escaped from custody with an 18-year-old at approximately 3.15pm last Wednesday.

The two men walked out the back door of the building and made a run for freedom.

The 18-year-old was returned to the courthouse at 5pm that day.

However, the hunt continued for the second man until this evening.

Judge Patrick Durcan heard last week that the 22-year-old man sped away at 140km from a pursuing garda in a chase along the M18 motorway in April of this year.

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