Manhunt underway after inmates escape from Limerick Prison

David Hurley

Reporter:

David Hurley

GARDAI are searching for two cousins who escaped from custody yesterday afternoon.

GARDAI are searching for two cousins who escaped from custody yesterday afternoon.

The pair, who are in their 20s, escaped as they were being returned to Limerick Prison following an appearance before Limerick District Court.

The men, who are from the Southside of Limerick city, made their bid for freedom as they were waiting to gain access to the prison via the main entrance on Mulgrave Street.

A garda sustained minor injuries during the escape as the men ran off in the direction of the city centre.

Roxboro are appealing for anyone with information on the whereabouts of the men to contact them.

An investigation is also being carried out by the prison authorities.