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Friday 9 December 2016

Eight gardai cars and helicopter in early morning high speed pursuit of 4x4 near M50

The Garda helicopter was used to track the driver
The Garda helicopter was used to track the driver
Eight gardai cars in early morning high speed pursuit of 4x4 in Dublin
Garda: File photo

Eight garda vehicles and the garda helicopter were involved in a high-speed chase in Tallaght this morning after a four-wheel-drive vehicle was stolen from a house.

The Hyundai Santa-Fe was taken between 5.30 and 6.00am and the alarm was raised immediately.

Gardai spotted the vehicle being driven away from the area and followed it but it failed to stop.

As the stolen vehicle raced down the Tallaght by-pass towards Templeogue more units joined in the pursuit.

By the time the stolen car reached the Spawell roundabout there were eight garda vehicles chasing it and the pursuit was also being monitored from the air by the helicopter.

The car then turned around the Spawell roundabout and drove at speed back up the other side of the by-pass towards Tallaght.

It was eventually stopped in the Jobstown area and one man was arrested at the scene.

He is now being questioned at Tallaght garda station.

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