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Two arrested after mini bus with passengers stolen from Dublin Airport and later crashed into PSNI vehicle

The men were later arrested in Monaghan.

File photo. Dublin Airport.
File photo. Dublin Airport.
Image: Shutterstock/D. Ribeiro

Updated Jan 8th 2020, 9:05 PM

TWO MEN WERE arrested today after a mini bus was stolen from Dublin Airport in the early hours of this morning, before it was driven across the border and crashed into a PSNI vehicle in Co Armagh. 

Shortly after 1am this morning, the alarm was raised that a mini bus had been taken during an incident at Dublin Airport. 

Three passengers were in the mini bus when two men boarded and drove in the direction of the M1.

The passengers then alighted from the bus a short time later on the M1 near Julianstown. They were unharmed. 

It was tracked to the Irish border, before it crashed into a PSNI vehicle in Crossmaglen, Co Armagh, and was later abandoned in Co Monaghan in the Irish Republic.

Gardaí then followed the mini bus before it was abandoned following a crash.

The two men fled on foot before taking possession of a parked car.

The car was then intercepted by gardaí with the assistance of Garda Air Support near Castleblayney a short time later.

The two occupants – both in their 30s – were arrested and are currently detained under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act  at Carrickmacross Garda Station.

With reporting from PA

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