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VIDEO: Prison van gets stuck under bridge in Dublin

NewsBy Morgan Flanagan Creagh
VIDEO: Prison van gets stuck under bridge in Dublin

Footage has appeared online showing a prison van getting stuck under a low bridge on Dublin’s Erne Street

The clip, which has been viewed on social media more than 48,000 times, was shot at 6:30pm yesterday evening. 

An eye witness told sundayworld.com:

"I could hear two lads in the back jumping around and shouting.

"They were there for over an hour trying to get the van out."

A member of the prison service can be seen hopping out of the van to let down the tyres while a prison service biker waves on passing traffic.

A spokesman from the prison service said: "The matter is under investigation by the prison service and the gardai."

UPDATE:15.39

A spokesperson for the prison service was in touch with sundayworld.com in the last few minutes to say there were no prisoners in the van at the time it became stuck.