Man due in court in connection with Gort car-jacking

A 25-year-old man is due to appear before Ennis District Court this morning following a dramatic incident in Gort on Monday evening.

A woman was forced from her parked car in the Square in the town at about 8.30pm on Monday and the car was stolen. Gardai were immediately alerted to the theft and the car was later seen being driven erratically on the Gort-Limerick motorway.

A man was arrested in connection with the carjacking at 11.30pm on Monday night in Cratloe.The 25 year old was taken to Shannon Garda Station where he was detained under section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act. He has been charged in connection with the incident and will appear before Ennis District Court later this morning.

The woman whose car was stolen was extremely shaken but otherwise un-injured.

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