GARDAI are searching for a young man who escaped from custody outside Limerick Prison.
The man, who is aged in his 20s and from Limerick city, escaped as he was being transported by gardai to the prison shortly after 7pm yesterday.
Another man who also attempted to escape was apprehended by gardai a short time later.
Both men had appeared before a special court sitting in Tralee earlier in the day charged with stealing a car in Galway.
Both men were being transported to Limerick Prison by Galway-based gardai when they escaped.
A number of searches have been carried out by gardai today in an effort to locate the escapee.