Gardai arrest man after women is carjacked at knifepoint

The incident happened near Mallow
The incident happened near Mallow

Gardai have arrested a man in his 20s after a woman was subjected to a terrible ordeal in Cork this morning.

The incident occured at approximately 7am when a woman stopped her car to assist a man who was standing on the roadside.

The man then threatened her with a knife and then made off in her car, a dark colored saloon type car in the direction of Mallow.

The woman was uninjured and notified Gardai.

The car was discovered at approximately 10am in a ditch on a road between Glanepane and Bweeing by Gardai.

The man, in his early 20s, was arrested a short distance away and is currently detained at Gurranbraher Garda Station under Section 4 Criminal Justice Act 1984.

Gardai are appealing for anyone who may have seen the vehicle between 7.10am and 10am to contact Gurranbraher on 021 4946200, or Garda confidential line 1800-666-111.