A search is on for a man in the Borris-in-Ossory area who escaped from a crashed stolen car outside the village this morning.
It's believed the car was stolen in or around Ennis and crashed outside Borris-in-Ossory. One man was arrested at the scene, while the other man absconded.
He was described as wearing a red coat and black cap and was last seen on the Borris-in-Ossory - Rathdowney road.
Anyone with information can contact Laois gardaí on 057 87 74100