Two men arrested after taxi stolen and driver attacked in Galway 2 weeks ago

Two men arrested after taxi stolen and driver attacked in Galway

After being hijacked, the driver was ejected from the vehicle and left on a motorway.

Gardaí have arrested two men following the hijacking of a taxi in Galway on Thursday night.

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Shortly before midnight, Gardaí received a report that two male passengers in a taxi had attacked the driver and stole his vehicle.

The driver was ejected from the car on the M18 motorway before Gardaí were alerted and observed the car in Claregalway.

In a statement, a Garda spokesperson said: "A managed containment operation was put in place with assistance from the regional support unit.

"The car was brought to a stop in Bothar na dTreabh and two men fled on foot."

The two men, one in his mid-20s and the other in his early-30s, were then subsequently arrested.

The pair are currently detained at North Western Regional Garda Headquarters in Murrough, Galway under the provisions of Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act 1984.