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Two arrested after suspected burglars crash two cars into Liffey

No serious injuries have been reported as a result of the incident.


Updated 8.54am

GARDAÍ HAVE ARRESTED two male juveniles following a burglary in Lucan, Co Dublin, and subsequent car chase in the early hours of this morning.

The two males were rescued after the two cars they were driving entered the River Liffey at Celbridge Bridge in Co Kildare shortly after 4am.

Emergency services including units from Kildare and Maynooth fire services were in attendance.

fire2 Source: Tallaght Ambulance/Twitter

fire3 Source: Tallaght Ambulance/Twitter

liffey The River Liffey at Celbridge Source: Google Maps

The initial burglary took place at the Weston Housing estate in Lucan.

No serious injuries have been reported as a result of the incident.

“Two cars drove from the scene towards Celbridge Village and came to a stop after crashing and entering the River Liffey at Celbridge Bridge,” gardaí said in a statement.

Two male juveniles were arrested at the scene and are currently detained at Lucan Garda Station under the provisions of Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act 1984.

Tallaght Ambulance Service reported on Twitter: “Busy night with two cars in River Liffey at Celbridge (no serious injuries) Tallaght Naas and Dunshaughlin at scene,” together with a series of dramatic photographs.

fire4 Source: Tallaght Ambulance/Twitter

fire1 Source: Tallaght Ambulance/Twitter

Initially published 7.22am

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