July 26, 2021

LATEST: Burnt out car with Waterford registration found near where shots fired on gardai

A massive garda manhunt is continuing across Waterford and the South East after shots were fired at a Garda patrol car this morning.

The officers responded to a report of suspicious activity at near Gorey in Wexford at 8.30am. They attempted to stop a blue BMW 318 with the Waterford registration – 06 W 1012 – on the R725 road between Gorey and Carnew.

The car failed to stop and gardai took chase. The driver of the car then fired two shots at the gardai who were in pursuit.

This man was wearing a scarf over his face, a hat and a long black jacket and is said to be six feet tall.

The gardai cut their pursuit after the shots were fired.

The BMW was discovered soon after burnt out in the townland of Banntown, Co Wexford.

Gardai have appealed for information on the whereabouts of a dark grey/ black Skoda Fabia car that was also in the area around that time.

Members of the public have been urged not to approach these men if they see them, and to instead dial 999.

They are appealing to anyone who may have seen the Blue BMW 318 registration number 06 W 1012 in recent days to come forward.

Gardai are also urging anyone who was driving on the R725 Gorey to Carnew Road between 8am and 9am this morning, particularly anyone with dashcam video, to contact Gorey Garda Station 053 943 0690.

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