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Attempted Armed Raid In Drangan Tipperary

gardaGardaí from the Clonmel area of Co Tipperary are today searching for at least two individuals who were involved in an attempted armed robbery yesterday in the south east of the county.

The attempted armed robbery took place at Slattery’s Garage on the Main Street of Drangan at around 7.30pm last night, (6th, March, 2015).

The individuals who wore balaclavas and were armed with a shotgun, threatened staff and demanded cash; however no one was injured and no cash was stolen. Staff were left very shaken following this incident.

The suspects quickly fled from the crime scene in a motor vehicle, turning in the direction of O’Connor’s public house and down the Newtown Road in the general direction of Glengarrig.

Both individuals are believed to be male and described as being about 5 feet-10 inches tall, wearing dark clothing and possibly aged in their early to mid 20s.

Clonmel Gardaí are appealing for anyone who may have seen anything or noticed any unusual or suspicious behaviour to contact them at Tel No: 052-6177640 or on the Garda Confidential Line Tel: 1800 666 111.

Body Found In Suspicious Circumstances In Nenagh

gardaA Gardaí investigation is under way in Tipperary following the discovery of a man’s body, latter found in suspicious circumstances at McDonagh Street, Nenagh.

The alarm was raised at around 6.00pm yesterday evening, following the discovery of the body of a 36 year old male, which, according to reports was found soaked in blood.

It is understood that the body was found in the shower area of the bathroom of the residence and was pronounced dead by an ambulance crew and a local doctor who both attended at the scene a short time later following the discovery.

The area was immediately sealed off pending a full technical examination by Gardaí and the State Pathologist notified is expected to carry out a full post-mortem examination later today at University Hospital Limerick.

Nenagh Gardaí are investigating all aspects of how the man may have met his death, but currently are treating same as suspicious.

Gardaí have not yet released any information regarding the man’s injuries.

Go ndéana Dia trócaire ar a anam dílis.

Major Drugs Seizure In North Tipperary

gardaGardaí from the Co Tipperary Division conducted searches at four premises in the Roscrea area of County Tipperary yesterday (February 12th 2015).

During these searches a quantity of Cocaine was recovered with an estimated street value in excess of €40,000.

During the searches four men, aged in their early 20’s were arrested and detained under Section 2 of the Drug Trafficking Criminal Justice Act 1996. The four arrested were detained at Roscrea, Nenagh, Thurles and Templemore Garda Stations.

Three of those arrested have since been released and a file will now be prepared for the information of the Director of Public Prosecutions. One man continues to remains in custody at Templemore.

The searches were carried out as part of ‘Operation Overwatch’, which was set up to target persons involved in the distribution of controlled drugs in the Roscrea and wider area.

Newly appointed Garda Inspector Mr Oliver Henry praised the help given by the local Roscrea community and the ‘Roscrea Stands Up’ group for the success of this operation.

Arrests Made Following Tipperary Burglaries

GardaSeveral arrests were made today in connection with organised crime activities and a number of burglaries which have taken place in the Tipperary area over past weeks.

It is understood that up to five individuals, all male, have been arrested by Gardaí from Thurles, Tipperary, Carlow and Dublin.

The Garda raids and subsequent searches following this planned operation, took place in the Dublin and Carlow area this morning.

Five men, understood to be aged between 19 and 50 years, were subsequently arrested and are presently detained under Section 50 of the Criminal Justice Act, 2007 at various Garda Stations, including stations in County Tipperary.

The Garda Dog Unit, Organised Crime Unit, and Customs Officials are understood to have combined to assist in this planned operation.

Tipperary Garda Shot And Critically Injured

gardaA member of An Garda Síochána is in a critical condition in hospital after being shot a number of times in an attempted mugging, while on holidays in America.

Garda Brian Hanrahan, who is currently based in Newcastle West, Co Limerick, but hales from Killenaule, Co Tipperary, suffered spinal injuries and a bullet wound to the leg.

While news of the shooting is only emerging today; the 32-year old Garda who is a married father-of-one, was attacked in the 7th Ward area of New Orleans just before 5.40am on Monday last.

From reports Mr Hanrahan was approached by a black man armed with a gun. The perpetrator is understood to have demanded money to which the victim, who was holidaying with his father, refused. This refusal resulted with the gunman shooting at his victim multiple times, before the former fled the scene.

The victim and his father were driving across the United States and had stopped only briefly in New Orleans when this gun crime occurred.

Mr Hanrahan’s wife and baby are believed to be still in Ireland presently, but a hospital spokesperson from ILH Interim LSU Hospital in New Orleans to which Mr Hanrahan was rushed, has stated the officer is now stable and recovering well.

ILH Hospital is the major teaching hospital for the Louisiana State University New Orleans Schools of Medicine, Nursing, Dental Medicine and Allied Health resident and student training programs, and a major teaching hospital for Tulane University School of Medicine residents and students.

Our thoughts are with his family, friends and working colleagues at this time.

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