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In custody Two arrested after Gardaí seize two stolen shotguns following crash on N7

Gardaí attempted to stop a vehicle for road traffic offences at 10.30pm on Monday before the car crashed into a pole and barrier after exiting at Junction 5 of the N7.

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Naas Garda Station.

Naas Garda Station.

Naas Garda Station.

Two people were arrested after gardaí seized two shotguns following a search of a car in Kildare on Monday evening.

Gardaí on patrol on the N7 Northbound at Kill attempted to stop a vehicle for road traffic offences at 10.30pm on Monday before the car crashed into a pole and barrier after exiting at Junction 5 of the N7.

The driver, a woman in her mid-40s, was arrested after a bag containing two shotguns was recovered by gardaí at the scene.

She is currently being detained at Naas Garda Station, under the Offences Against The State Act.

“These firearms have been identified as having been stolen in a recent burglary in the Eastern Region and have been sent to the Garda Ballistics Unit for further analysis.

"The vehicle involved in this incident has been seized for technical examination,” a garda spokesperson said.

Gardaí arrested a man in his early 60s on Tuesday after further investigations into the incident and he is also currently being detained at Naas Garda Station under the Offences Against The State Act.

Gardaí are appealing to anyone travelling between the Curragh Roundabout, Junction 12, and the Old Kilcullen area between 6.30pm and 10.30pm on Monday who may have witnessed the movements of a black Toyota Avensis, O7-CN registered, and/or a red Volvo 40, 07-D registered, to come forward.

“Any road users travelling along this route at these times who may have camera footage (including dash-cam) who observed the movements of these vehicles are asked to make this footage available to Gardaí.

“Anyone with information is asked to contact Naas Garda Station on 045 884300, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111, or any Garda Station.

“Investigations are ongoing,” the spokesperson said.

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