Thursday 20 September 2018

Teen stowaway found in Rolling Stones truck

The Rolling Stones 'No Filter' Tour comes to Croke Park on May 17.
The Rolling Stones 'No Filter' Tour comes to Croke Park on May 17.

Robin Schiller

A teenage stowaway has been discovered at Croke Park hidden in a truck being used for the upcoming Rolling Stones concert.

A Garda investigation is under way after the 16-year-old was found in the trailer of the truck which was carrying equipment for the concert, due to take place at the stadium in just over a week.

The truck and trailer had travelled from Calais in France via the UK before arriving at Dublin port. It is not clear at what point the teen boarded the truck.

The stowaway was discovered at around 4pm yesterday and local gardaí were alerted.

The 16-year-old, whose nationality has not been established, has since been taken into the care of the State.

A source told the Irish Independent that the child and family agency Tusla is involved and that the teenager is now in its care.

It has not yet been established exactly how long he spent hidden in the trailer.

Calais is a port city in northern France, and the main ferry route between France and the UK.

French authorities believe that around 600 migrants are in the Calais region, although humanitarian groups - which have recently criticised "inhumane conditions" for refugees - believe the figure to be around 800.

The Rolling Stones will perform as part of their 'No Filter' tour at Croke Park on May 17.

Irish Independent

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