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Man leads 10 garda units on high-speed city chase


Scene: Gardai at the quays

Scene: Gardai at the quays

Scene: Gardai at the quays

Scene: Gardai at the quays


Scene: Gardai at the quays

A CRIMINAL led gardai on a high-speed chase across Dublin before he abandoned a stolen car in the city centre.

At one stage, up to 10 garda units were trying to stop the stolen Toyota Avensis during the 15km chase from the county boundary to Ormond Quay Lower in the city.

The car was reported stolen at 9.30pm on Wednesday by a resident in the Clonee area of Dublin 15.

Officers from the Blanchardstown district were involved in the initial chase and were joined by several other units including members from the L district, which covers the Ballyfermot area.

The driver refused to stop for pursuing officers, which resulted in more gardai from other stations in the city joining the chase.


The man, who is believed to be aged in his early 30s, continued driving towards the city centre with at least 10 garda units, including seven patrol cars and two motorcycles, trying to stop him.

At Ormond Quay the man abandoned the stolen car and fled the area on foot, but was caught a short distance away.

The chief suspect in the road traffic pursuit is a father of two from Clondalkin.

He is a known heroin addict and has a lengthy list of previous convictions to his name.

It is believed that the car the man had stolen belonged to a person who was in work at the time.