Three men arrested following ramming of Garda car

Gardaí in Castlebar are investigating a number of incidents which occurred in Mayo in the early hours of Wednesday morning, April 4.

Gardaí were alerted to a call that a blue Skoda Octavia car had been stolen at Horsepark in Castlebar at approximately 3.30am.

This car was observed by a Garda patrol car on Station Road, Castlebar, which then rammed the Garda car, the Skoda then left in the direction of Ballyheane.

In the village of Ballyheane this car again rammed the Garda car causing extensive damage to the patrol car.

At 4.30am the stolen Skoda car was observed in the Ballintubber area by another Garda unit, this Garda car was also rammed by the Skoda in the townland of Kilkerrin, Partry. A number of Garda units including an Armed Support Unit were in the area searching for the offending driver.

The Skoda was located crashed at Kilmaine Road. Three males aged 23, 20, and 16 who were believed to have been in the stolen Skoda car were all arrested at the scene at approximately 4.30am and were detained at Castlebar Garda Station under the provisions of Section 4 – Criminal Justice Act 1984.

The three men appeared before a sitting of Westport District Court on Thursday morning.

Two of the men were remanded on bail to appear at Castlebar District Court on June 6, and the 16-year-old was remanded on bail to appear before a sitting of the children’s court on June 14.

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