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Meath man gets beaten up after stopping for fake Garda car

Garda Car.jpg
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Gardai in Trim are investigating a troubling incident where a man was knocked out by someone posing as a Garda before having his car and phone stolen.

A man in his 30s was driving home at 4am on Thursday near Connell's Cross near Trim in Meath when a car with blue flashing lights started following him.

After indicating for him to stop the man pulled over and when he rolled down the window he was asked for his driver's licence. But then the assailant, who it seems was not wearing a garda uniform, hit the victim over the head with something heavy.

The man woke a few hours later to find his Ford Transit and phone stolen and as nobody would come to his aid, he was forced to walk 2km home to his house in Kilmessan.

The man's van was found in Bellewstown the next morning.

If anyone has any information on the incident please contact the gardai in Trim at 046 9431222.