26 May 2022

Gardai carrying out searches in wake of serious incident in the Midlands

Gardai carried out searches at a number of properties in the Midlands in connection with a serious incident on Monday which left a man in hospital.

Officers are trying to progress their inquiries into the incident in Longford Town at around 4pm on Monday which the Longford Leader is reporting is linked to a simmering traveller related feud.

It's believed a man in his late 20s was knocked down by a vehicle close to the victim's home.

A video posted by the man's father was uploaded onto social media this evening in which he appeared to 'call out' a number of individuals and address claims his son had been the victim of a drive by shooting.

Officers are hoping to speak with the alleged victim who is well known to gardai to try and ascertain the circumstances behind the incident.

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