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pier drama Man released by gardai following terrifying attempted car-jacking in Dun Laoghaire

A man in his mid-20s was apprehended and arrested in connection with the incident

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The man was taken to Dun Laoghaire Garda station

The man was taken to Dun Laoghaire Garda station

The man was taken to Dun Laoghaire Garda station

A man has been released by gardai after a motorist was pulled from his vehicle in a terrifying attempted car-jacking in Dun Laoghaire last night. 

The victim, who is his 20s, was assaulted and pulled from his car at the West Pier carpark at approximately 5.30pm.

It’s understood he managed to retrieve the keys from the car before the suspects fled the scene on foot.

Gardaí said that a “proactive patrol in the area” quickly responded and a male in his mid-20s was apprehended and arrested in connection with the incident.

“He was taken to Dun Laoghaire station and detained under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984 for questioning," gardai said.

"He has since been released without charge pending further enquires. Investigations are ongoing. A file will now be prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions."

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dun Laoghaire Garda Station 01 6665000 or he Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111.

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