Stow­aways found at Djouce Golf Course af­ter hid­ing in lorry

Bray People - - NEWS -

TWO ASY­LUM seek­ers who jumped out of a lorry in north Wick­low last week were tracked down by gar­daí in golf bug­gies af­ter they slipped into Djouce Golf Club.

The two men are be­lieved to have stowed away in the trailer unit of an ar­tic­u­lated lorry which ar­rived in Dublin Port from Cher­bourg, France, on Tues­day last, Au­gust 1. Upon its ar­rival in Dublin, the lorry set off to a sand and gravel quarry in Round­wood.

The driver of the lorry was un­aware that the men had stowed them­selves away in the cur­tain side trailer of his ve­hi­cle and, as he ar­rived at the quarry around 4 p.m., they two men jumped out and ran away.

Gar­daí were con­tacted and a search of the area was car­ried out. As the two men had been seen headed in the di­rec­tion of Djouce Golf Club, gar­daí fo­cused their search on the golf club grounds. Us­ing a golf buggy, they searched the grounds and even­tu­ally lo­cated the two men a sec­tion of the golf course.

It is be­lieved the men are orig­i­nally from Afghanistan and had spent the past few months mak­ing their way to Ire­land via their home­land, Iran, Greece, Italy and France.

They were brought to Wick­low Garda Sta­tion where they were pro­cessed by an Im­mi­gra­tion Of­fi­cer. Both men were later trans­ferred to Dublin, where their asy­lum sta­tus is be­ing pro­cessed. ROCHES All­care Phar­macy in Black­lion con­tinue to sup­port Grey­stones Can­cer Sup­port by rais­ing some much-needed funds through their Giv­ing for Good Cam­paign.

Dur­ing the month of July, cus­tomers could pur­chase a line for a chance to win a lux­ury ham­per worth over €100 and Sa­man­tha Ho­ran was the lucky win­ner.

Chair­man of Grey­stones Can­cer Sup­port So­nia Walsh said she that she is very thank- ful for Roches con­tin­ued sup­port

‘It is won­der­ful to see a lo­cal busi­ness help­ing a lo­cal char­ity,’ she said.

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