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Monday 16 September 2019

Security stepped up as gardai try to capture two men involved in fatal hit-and-run

Gardai on duty.
Gardai on duty.
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By Esther Hayden

There are fears that the two men who were involved in a fatal hit and run at Ballylough, Ferns on Monday night, January 12, may try to flee the country.

Gardai are stepped up security at airports and ports in a bid to capture the two men. They suspect that at least one of the men may try to travel to the United Kingdom where he has strong ties there having spent a period of time there.

CCTV footage from a garage in Arklow where the men drove off without paying for fuel has been examined and one of the men has been positively identified while gardai are confidently of firmly establishing the identity of the other man.

The pair are being hunted by gardai after they fled the scene of a two car collision which left 81-year-old pensioner James Brennan from Enniscorthy dead and his passenger, a woman in her 50s, with serious injuries.

The two men abandoned their car, a stolen Volvo, at the crash scene and went on to steal a Volkswagen Passat from a nearby farmhouse. This was later found abandoned in Monageer.

Gardai are also investigating the possibility that the two men are being sheltered by people they know in the area. They are also investigating the possibility that another car stolen in the same area was taken by the two men.

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