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Tuesday, September 16, 2008

12 year old steals van, taunts Gardai into giving chase

A 12 year old girl is due to appear before a sitting of the District court on Merchants Quay this morning charged in connection with the theft of a van which led to a city centre Garda chase.

The girl is understood to have stolen the van from the Garryowen area at 3am Monday morning and drove it to Henry Street Garda station where she beeped the horn in an effort to taunt Gardai into chasing her.

Gardai then gave chase to the girl back out of the city centre before cornering the van in the Garryowen area. It is then alleged the 12 year old driver rammed a Garda car before she was pulled from the van and arrested however only minor damage was caused to the garda unit.

The girl was released into the custody of her parents following questioning and is expected to face numerous charges in court this afternoon.

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