Two men arrested following a pursuit in Limerick

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Gardaí have arrested two men in their 20s and seized approximately €1500 of suspected cannabis and a knife following a managed pursuit in Limerick city on 18th November, 2019.

Shortly before midnight on the 18th November, Gardaí were on patrol when they attempted to stop a car in the Crescent Shopping Centre Car Park. When Gardaí approached the car it took off at speed towards Ballykeefe Roundabout. Gardaí from the Henry Street District and the Armed Support Unit pursued and at Clonmacken Roundabout the car rammed a Garda vehicle.

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The suspects ran from the scene but were arrested following a short foot chase. Following the arrest, Gardaí seized €1500 of suspected cannabis (pending analysis), a knife and the car involved in the collision.

The two men are currently detained under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984 at Roxboro Road and Henry Street Garda Stations.

Two Gardaí who were in the vehicle when it was rammed were brought to University Hospital Limerick with non-life threatening injuries. They are both still in hospital as of this morning.