Hunt for es­caped pris­on­ers

Novem­ber 1992

Wicklow People (West Edition) - - NEWS -

A WIDE­SPREAD Garda hunt was un­der­way for two Dublin men who es­caped from cus­tody while be­ing held in a cell un­der­neath the court­house in Wicklow town on Tues­day af­ter­noon last.

The dra­matic break came just a short time af­ter the men were re­manded in cus­tody from Wicklow Cir­cuit Court when a re­quest to have their cases trans­ferred to Dublin was agreed to by Judge MP Smith.

The es­cape was made by re­mov­ing a pane of glass from the win­dow and climb­ing out through the nar­row space be­tween the bars which se­cu­rity men be­lieve may have been pulled back to some de­gree to make an eas­ier exit.

The men who es­caped aged 19 and 21 and both hailed from Dublin.

Both were cur­rently serv­ing sen­tences and had ap­peared be­fore the Cir­cuit Court on charges re­lated to an al­leged se­ri­ous in­ci­dent in Bless­ing­ton last year. They wanted their cases heard in Dublin.

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