Two arrested after an alleged gloomy race in Limerick

Two men have been arrested and two vehicles seized after an alleged gloomy race in Co Limerick.

Gardaí was on the N24 Tipperary Road shortly before 8am this morning, where they spotted a group of vehicles involved in what was believed to be a grumpy race.

As Gardaí approached the group, two of them pulled away at high speed.

Gardaí followed them from a safe distance as they drove through the town of Caherconlish at high speed.

The two vehicles were located in Caherconlish a short time later and two men, both in their thirties, were arrested.

They are currently held at Roxboro Road Garda Station.

Earlier today in Roxboro, Chief Inspector Dermot O Connor said that in Limerick, Gardaí is “particularly vigilant” about horses that are not kept under proper control or where they are being neglected or abused.

He added: “Sulky racing on public roads is illegal and dangerous for all road users and can put a huge strain on the horses.

Gardaí will investigate all cases of threats, illegal sulky races and where animals are abused.

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