AR­REST MADE FOL­LOW­ING LARGE-SCALE MAN­HUNT

SUS­PECTED GUN­MAN SPOT­TED BY GAR­DAI IN ES­TATE

Bray People - - FRONT PAGE - BY MARY FOGARTY

A MAN in his 20s was ar­rested on Mon­day af­ter­noon fol­low­ing a three-day man­hunt in­volv­ing the Garda he­li­copter.

The sus­pect is be­ing ques­tioned by gar­dai in con­nec­tion with an at­tempted shoot­ing which oc­curred at Bray’s Old­court Park last month.

The in­tended tar­get in the in­ci­dent was not shot as the gun jammed at the scene.

Gar­dai on mo­bile pa­trol saw the man sus­pected of the at­tempted shoot­ing last Fri­day com­ing out of a house in Dar­gle Heights, Fas­saroe, in Bray.

He made his es­cape by go­ing through the back door of the house and run­ning through a se­ries of gar­dens.

As well as mon­i­tor­ing the area by he­li­copter, gar­dai car­ried out a num­ber of searches of cars and prop­er­ties. The search con­tin­ued for over the week­end.

The in­di­vid­ual was fi­nally ap­pre­hended on Mon­day at 1.45 p.m.

A SUS­PECT in a botched shoot­ing was ar­rested in Bray on Mon­day fol­low­ing a full-scale man­hunt which be­gan on Fri­day.

The man in his 20s was ar­rested in a house in Dar­gle Heights, Fas­saroe, in Bray.

Gar­daí on mo­bile pa­trol hap­pened to see the man com­ing out of a house in Bray last Fri­day.

He gave pur­suit and an op­er­a­tion en­sued. The sus­pect fled out the back door of the prop­erty and es­caped through a num­ber of back gar­dens.

The garda he­li­copter was in­volved in the search over the town and gar­dai car­ried out a num­ber of searches of the area.

The search con­tin­ued through­out the week­end un­til the sus­pect was ar­rested on Mon­day at 1.45 p.m.

He con­tin­ues to be held at Bray Garda Sta­tion, with a court ap­pear­ance ex­pected in the com­ing days.

Ac­cord­ing to Garda Declan Lynch of Bray Garda Sta­tion, the 27-year-old man is from the Bray area and known to gar­dai.

The at­tempted shoot­ing oc­curred in Old­court Park, oth­er­wise known as Old Soldier’s Road, on the morn­ing of Fri­day, April 8, at around 7.20 a.m.

A gun­man tried to fire a num­ber of shots at a man in his 30s, how­ever the in­tended tar­get was not in­jured as the weapon did not go off.

‘ This is the story that we had. We be­lieve there was a strug­gle then,’ said Garda Lynch.

While some re­ports linked the shoot­ing at­tempt to a con­victed rapist who is the chief sus­pect in a mur­der at­tempt dat­ing back to Novem­ber 2014, Garda Lynch said that he was ‘not in­clined to com­ment.’

A Garda waits at Blind Lane dur­ing searches on cars leav­ing the Fas­saroe area of Bray on Fri­day.

The garda he­li­copter pro­vid­ing as­sis­tance dur­ing Fri­day’s search.

Gar­dai per­form searches on cars leav­ing the Fasaroe es­tate.

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