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Gardai said the driver was ejected from the car on the M18 motorway.

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Stock image. Gardaí received a report that two males, who were passengers in the taxi, had allegedly attacked the driver and stolen the vehicle.

Stock image. Gardaí received a report that two males, who were passengers in the taxi, had allegedly attacked the driver and stolen the vehicle.

Stock image. Gardaí received a report that two males, who were passengers in the taxi, had allegedly attacked the driver and stolen the vehicle.

Two men have been arrested after a taxi was hijacked in Co Galway last night.

They were arrested shortly before midnight after gardaí received a report that two males, who were passengers in the taxi, had allegedly attacked the driver and stolen the vehicle.

Gardai said the driver was ejected from the car on the M18 motorway.

“Gardaí were alerted and observed the car in Claregalway.” A garda spokesperson said.

“A managed containment operation was put in place with assistance from the regional support unit.

“The car was brought to a stop in Bothar na dTreabh and two men fled on foot. The two men, one in his mid-20s and the other in his early-30s, were subsequently arrested.

“They are currently detained at North Western Regional Garda Headquarters in Murrough, Co Galway under the provisions of Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act 1984.”


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