Man charged following car hijacking in Limerick

Tuesday, April 6

A man in due in court charged in connection with a hijacking incident in Limerick on Sunday. 

It happened in the O'Malley Park area of the city at around 5pm. 

A man who was sitting in his car agreed to give another man a lift, but was later threatened with what is believed to have been a knife. 

The passenger demanded to be driven to Portlaoise.

The driver of the car jumped from the vehicle close to a petrol station in Portlaoise and received minor injuries. 

Gardaí later arrested a man in his late 20s in Tallaght in Dublin. 

He is due to appear before Kilmallock District Court on Tuesday evening.