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Man Arrested following Hijacking of car at Grenagh, Cork on the 13/1/16

Gardai at Gurranbraher have arrested a man following the hijacking of a vehicle at the village of Grenagh, Co Cork this morning 13th January 2016.

The incident occured at approximately 7am when a woman stopped her car to assist a man who was standing on the roadside. The man then threatened her with a knife and then made off in her car, a dark colored saloon type car in the direction of Mallow. The woman was uninjured and notified Gardai.

The car was discovered at approximately 10am in a ditch on a road between Glanepane and Bweeing by Gardai. The man, in his early 20's, was arrested a short distance away and is currently detained at Gurranbraher Garda Station under Section 4 Criminal Justice Act 1984. Gardai are appealing for anyone who may have seen the vehicle between 7.10am and 10am to contact Gurranbraher on 021 4946200, or Garda confidential line 1800-666-111.