June 25, 2024

Forklift joyrider ‘lifted’ by gardai after driving around Kilkenny estate in middle of night

Kilkenny gardai said they responded to the “most unusual call of the week” after receiving a tip-off about a forklift joyrider driving around a housing estate.

Officers received several reports that someone was driving a forklift around the Hebron Park area shortly before 2am on Tuesday.

A local Garda spokesperson confirmed: “Upon arrival, multiple units discovered a forklift stopped in the middle of the road. A thorough search quickly located a suspect.”

Gardai said the suspect was arrested and has since appeared in court on “unauthorised taking and burglary charges”.

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