The article focuses on the driver of the van with children that rammed into several gardai cars in Cork.
Who is the driver of the van with children that rammed Gardai cars in Cork?
He is a 30 year old man.
He was in the van with a woman along with six children.
He is said to have been struggling with the woman.
The six children were described as being distressed in the van.
The incident began around 9.40pm on 28th September,2022.
The woman reportedly open the door of the van being driven by the 30 year old.
He was driving along the Southward lane of the N8 not far from Fermoy.
The driver of the van with the children was asked to stop at Mahon Point along the N40 via the Jack Lynch Tunnel, but he refused and rather rammed the Garda car and sped off.
He made a reverse in a U turn manner at Ringaskiddy back to Cork City.
He reportedly rammed another five Gardai cars as the officers made attempts to stop stop him.
The officers at this point made a request to Armed support Unit(ASU) from Anglesea street station for support.
It was the ASU that used what has been described as stinger device to stop the driver of the van, before arresting him at 10.20pm at the N28 on Carr’s hill.
Six children with a woman rescued from the van being driven from North Cork.
The driver of the van from Cork was arrested and taken to Bridewell.
He was detained under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act
This act allows Gardai to keep suspects for up to 24 hours.
The six children in the van were rescued along with the woman suspected to be their mother.
They were medically examined and seen to be unhurt.
The officers made contact with their family members as well as Child Agency in Tusla.
The driver of the van from Cork also hurt two Gardai officers
The ramming of Gardai cars caused injures to two officers. The two injured officers are a male and a female officer.
The two were taken to Cork University Hospital where it was reported that X-rays and other medical examinations were done on them.