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Man arrested after taxi driver hijacking in Cork

The taxi driver is in his 70s and was threatened and injured before being removed from his vehicle.

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A MAN HAS been arrested following an assault of a taxi driver and the hijacking of his car at Lower Killeens Blarney Cork.

The incident occurred at in the early hours of this morning at 1.30am when a taxi driver, a man in his early 70s, picked up two men at Dillons Cross.

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While heading in the direction of Cork City the driver was threatened and then assaulted.

The offenders removed the driver from the vehicle at a service station on the Carrigohane Straight and drove off in the car.

They subsequently crashed at Lower Killeens a short time later. One man was arrested at the scene, while the other fled the scene on foot. The man believed to be in his early 30s is currently detained at Gurranbraher Garda Station under section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act.

The taxi driver was taken to hospital with a facial injury and released a short time later.

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