Thursday 23 February 2017

Gardai capture second prisoner who escaped from courthouse last week

Denise Calnan

Denise Calnan

Gardai (Stock image)
Gardai (Stock image)

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

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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