Man arrested following hijacking ordeal
Gardai have arrested a man in Cork following an assault of a taxi driver and the hijack of his car.
The taxi driver, who is in his early 70s, suffered a facial injury in the assault.
He picked up two men at 1.30am today and he was threatened by the men.
A garda spokesperson said: “While heading in the direction of Cork City the driver was threatened, and then assaulted.”
“The offenders removed the driver from the vehicle at a service station on the Carrigohane Straight and drove off in the car.”
“They subsequently crashed at Lower Killeens a short time later. One man was arrested at the scene, while the other fled the scene on foot.”
The man, who is in his early 30s, is currently detained at Gurranbraher Garda Station under section 4 Criminal Justice Act.
The taxi driver was taken to CUH with a facial injury and released a short time later.