Stowaways found at Djouce Golf Course after hiding in lorry
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.
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