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Wanted man nabbed by gardaí after he turned up to fix their heating

The 21-year-old repair-man was recognised before he’d even started work at Ballyfermot Garda Station. A bag of cannabis was also found in his car.

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SHARP-EYED GARDAÍ at Ballyfermot Station in Dublin racked up an easy arrest on Wednesday morning, after a man with several outstanding warrants showed up to fix their heating.

The 21-year-old repair-man, who was sent by a contracting company, was recognised by an officer before he’d even started work — as he sat in his car outside the station.

“He looked familiar, so the gardaí on duty checked him out, and it turned out he had a number of warrants outstanding,” a source said.

Adding insult to injury, officers also found a bag of cannabis in the man’s car, after carrying out a quick search.

He was arrested on the spot, in the back yard of the station.

“On the 6 November 2014 Gardai from Ballyfermot arrested a male 21 yrs on foot of a bench warrant he was conveyed to court,” a Garda spokesperson confirmed, in a statement.

A car was also searched and a small quantity of cannabis herb (subject to analysis) was discovered.

The man was remanded on bail to appear again at the Criminal Courts of Justice on 27 November.

First posted at 7.30am.

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