Wednesday 22 November 2017

Four men arrested after allegedly stealing caravan and towing it along motorway

Four men have been arrested under Operation Thor after allegedly stealing a caravan in Northern Ireland.

The suspects, aged in their late teens to mid 30's, were arrested at on the M1 at Balregan in Dundalk yesterday afternoon shortly after 3pm.

They were towing the caravan at the time.

The men were arrested by Gardaí from the Regional Support Unit, Northern Region and were detained at Dundalk Garda Station under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act.

The caravan, which is believed to have been stolen in Newry, was recovered during the operation which was carried out with the assistance of and in cooperation with the Police Service of Northern Ireland.

The jeep they were driving was also seized but is not believed to have been stolen.

Three of the men were charged in connection with this investigation.

One men (21) is due to appear before Dundalk District Court this morning.

Two men were released on bail and are due to appear before Dundalk District Court on a later date.

The male in his late teens was released without charge.

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