Watch as teenage boy ESCAPES from garda van parked outside Galway Shopping Centre
Updated: 15:41, 5 Nov 2022
THIS is the shocking moment a teenage boy ESCAPED from a garda van.
The bizarre incident happened outside Galway Shopping Centre on Friday evening.
The teenager had been arrested on suspicion of theft and was being held in the van while gardai carried out “further enquiries”.
In the clip, he manages to force open the sliding van door from the top and sticks his head out.
He then worms his way from the van before fleeing the scene on foot.
Witnesses who filmed the footage can be heard saying: “Call the guards now.
He has not been returned to garda custody with an investigation underway.
A spokesperson said: “Following the arrest of a male youth (aged in his teens) on suspicion of theft, the male absconded from the official Garda van while Gardaí were conducting further enquiries into the incident.”
“Enquiries are ongoing at this time.
“The male has not been returned to custody at this time.”
Footage of the brazen escape emerged on social media this morning.
One person said: “The Great Escape Galway.”
Another added: “It’s like something straight out of a movie but only in Ireland.”