GARDAÍ in Kilmallock have mounted multiple investigations after a spate of anti-social incidents took place in the County Limerick town in recent weeks.
On Thursday September 7, Gardaí responded to “an incident of criminal damage by fire”, which local sources say involved two stolen cars being burned out and left in the Deebert area of Kilmallock.
The scene was attended by both Gardaí and the fire services.
According to Gardaí, arrests have yet to be made in connection with the fires and investigations are ongoing.
A separate incident saw two young men, both aged in their teens, arrested after a foot chase took place on Friday September 8.
Local sources say the pursuit took place after the teenagers stole from a local shop.
Video footage shared online shows one young man being chased by two Gardaí and a Garda car in the early hours.
A statement from An Garda Síochána says that investigations are ongoing into a “public order incident which occurred in Kilmallock, County Limerick, on 8th September 2023 at approximately 6.30am”.
The two young men were arrested by Gardaí following the incident.
This comes as a high-speed car chase was reported by the Limerick Post in The Hill area of Kilmallock on September 12, involving a car that was reported stolen from Shannon in County Clare.
A source told the Limerick Post: “There was a massive Garda chase involving a stolen car and several Garda units. The car crashed in Glengrove estate and the occupants fled the scene. There was a massive Garda manhunt all night in Kilmallock.”
A video of a high-speed pursuit involving Gardaí and the stolen car was shared across social media.
A Garda spokesman said Gardaí followed the car for a “short period of time”, but had “no indications” that any collision had occurred.
Investigations are still ongoing into the incident.