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Search launched after prisoner escapes from Dublin courthouse

The man escaped from the Cloverhill court in Clondalkin, west Dublin this morning.

Cloverhill prison in Dublin
Cloverhill prison in Dublin
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A SEARCH HAS been launched for a criminal who escaped from a courthouse in Dublin today.

The man escaped from Cloverhill court in Clondalkin, west Dublin this morning while he was being transported back to nearby Wheatfield prison.

A spokesman for the Irish Prison Service told TheJournal.ie that gardai were immediately informed about the incident.

In a statement, the spokesman said: “We can confirm that a prisoner has absconded today from the confines of Cloverhill courthouse while being transported back to Wheatfield prison.”

Searches for the prisoner are ongoing.

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