ONE man was abducted and hospitalised and five arrests were made following a series of incidents in Donegal and Tyrone on Sunday.
The first incident happened at 2am on Sunday, October 4, at Town View Heights in Ballybofey. Following reports of a vehicle being rammed, gardaí observed a car with extensive damage. There were no occupants in the vehicle at the time of question.
A silver coloured Leon Seat car (registration 05 LH 6614) was then observed driving at speed in the direction of Killygordon. The vehicle crossed the border into Northern Ireland.
A few hours later at 6.20am a resident in Finn View, Lifford, heard a loud bang and observed the Leon Seat car had made impact with a wall and was on fire.
It is reported two males fled the scene on foot. The fire was extinguished by the local fire service, but had caused significant damage to a property in the area. No injuries were reported.
The third incident happened at a house in Convoy at 11.45am where a man, aged in his 30s, was assaulted. The man was forced into a Grey Mercedes Benz C Series (registration 09 MH 17020) which subsequently drove away from the scene.
A number of Garda units conducted a search of the North Western Region for this vehicle, assisted by colleagues in the PSNI following reports the car may have crossed the border.
Following close cooperation between members of An Garda Síochána and the PSNI, the offending vehicle was located by the PSNI outside a a residence in Castlederg in County Tyrone. Three males and two females were arrested on Sunday evening.
At approximately 5.30pm, the male was located in Convoy and taken to Letterkenny University Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
An incident room has been set up at Letterkenny Garda Station and a full investigation is underway into this incident.
Gardaí are appealing for any witnesses to the incident at Oak Park, Convoy, at approximately 11.45am, to come forward. Gardaí are also appealing for any persons that may have observed a Grey Mercedes Benz C Series (09 MH 17020) to contact them.
Anyone with any information is asked to contact Letterkenny Garda Station on (074) 916 7100, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111, or any Garda Station.
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Posted: 4:37 pm October 5, 2020