Monday 26 September 2016

Two teenagers arrested after cars fleeing suspected burglary plunge into the River Liffey

Cathal McMahon and Independent Newsdesk

Published 13/04/2016 | 06:54

A Car in the River Liffey in Celbridge .
A Car in the River Liffey in Celbridge .
Car in the River Liffey in Celbridge
Car in the River Liffey in Celbridge
Car in the River Liffey in Celbridge
Car in the River Liffey in Celbridge
Car in the River Liffey in Celbridge
Celbridge this morning
Car in the River Liffey in Celbridge
Car in the River Liffey in Celbridge .
Car in the River Liffey in Celbridge
A car in the River Liffey in Celbridge
Emergency services were called to a scene in Celbridge, Co Kildare early today
Emergency services were called to a scene in Celbridge, Co Kildare early today
Emergency services were called to a scene in Celbridge, Co Kildare early today
Emergency services were called to a scene in Celbridge, Co Kildare early today

Two cars ended up in the River Liffey at Celbridge this morning after fleeing a suspected burglary in Lucan.

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At 4am this morning, gardai were alerted to a burglary at the Weston housing estate in Lucan.

Two cars drove from the scene towards Celbridge Village and came to a stop after crashing and entering the River Liffey at Celbridge Bridge.

Emergency services were called to the scene.

Car in the River Liffey in Celbridge
Car in the River Liffey in Celbridge

At least two people were rescued from the river.

One of the vehicles ended up on its roof at the edge of the water after falling down a steep drop.

Locals reported hearing sirens and a helicopter in the area as the rescue unfolded.

Our exclusive pictures this morning show one of the cars still submerged in the river, as another car had already been removed.

Dramatic pictures were also posted online by the Tallaght ambulance service who wrote: "Busy night with two cars in River Liffey @ Celbridge (no serious injuries) Tallaght, Naas & Dunshaughlin @ scene."

Gardai confirmed two male juveniles were arrested at the scene and are currently detained at Lucan Garda Station.

The bridge has reopened open to traffic this morning.

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