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    Driving with your doors locked at all times seems like a good idea.


    Hijack gang drove over man's body as he tried to stop their crime spree


    GARDAI are hunting a gang of car hijackers for the brutal murder of a Co Louth man.


    Senior officers launched a murder probe following a post-mortem examination which confirmed that victim Aidan Myers (37) died after a car was driven over his body.


    Mr Myers, with addresses in Cox's Demesne and Faughart, Dundalk, and a 41-year-old friend, were set upon by a gang of four men, who wanted their car.


    The attack was the culmination of a series of crimes which began 20 minutes earlier in Dundalk town and resulted in Mr Myers' death and two men hospitalised.


    Gardai believe the crime spree was carried out by a gang of Travellers based in Armagh, although some of them are thought to have lived in the Dublin region for many years.


    Mr Myers lived with his sister and was murdered as he tried to prevent the theft of his car near a sacred shrine in Faughart.


    The crime spree began shortly before 11pm on Tuesday when the four-man gang, who were travelling in a Northern-registered dark blue BMW car, tried to steal a Mazda car from outside the home of its owner in Mary Street North, a quiet residential area close to the inner relief road.


    The owner heard noises outside and walked out of his home to investigate when he was savagely struck several times with a machete on the arm.


    His wounds later necessitated 45 stitches when he was treated in hospital.


    The gang made off in the 1994 Mazda but crashed it on the street into a parked car a short distance away and immediately abandoned it.


    Within minutes, the BMW and its occupants were spotted by a mother who was travelling in her Mitsubishi people carrier along Mary Street.


    The gang intimidated the woman and her teenage son into leaving the car, which was then hijacked by the gang who drove off in the Mitsubishi and the BMW and left the town.


    The mother was said to have been very distressed but unharmed during the shocking incident.


    The gang drove five miles out of Dundalk to Faughart, to the site of a religious shrine, where they rammed a parked red Opel Astra from behind with the hijacked Mitsubishi.


    Mr Myers, a passenger, and his friend, who were sitting in the car, jumped out of the vehicle and were immediately set upon by the thieves.


    Several attempts were made to slash Mr Myers and his friend with the machete before Mr Myers was knocked to the ground and may have attempted to crawl along the ground in an effort to escape.


    But the gang drove over him in one of the cars and the post-mortem examination at Louth Co Hospital yesterday evening confirmed his injuries were consistent with being hit by a car wheel. He died at 4.30am.


    Meanwhile, the gang sped off towards the Border and were believed to have hijacked a white Escort van in Bessbrook in south Armagh between 12.30am and 1am yesterday.


    The Escort and the BMW were then driven back over the Border by the gang and were spotted by gardai who gave chase.


    The chase brought the gang back into Upper Faughart, where gardai were preserving the scene of the savage attack on Mr Myers.


    The gang partially rammed a garda van to make their escape and eventually made their way back across the Border.


    One of the gang was said to have spoken with a Dublin accent and all were believed to be in their 20s.


    Around 5pm yesterday, the gardai located the white van near the Border, while the stolen Mitsubishi was recovered around 7pm in Newry.


    Gardai, led by Supt Jim Sheridan, were last night trying to establish if the spree was linked to two similar spate of incidents in the Dundalk area in the past 12 months.


    Supt Sheridan said the gardai were working very closely with the PSNI in hunting down
    \"Golf is a game for c**ts\" Ronnie Drew

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    That is shocking. What kind of scum do you have to be to do something like that. Would the death penalty be that bad on people capable of crimes like this

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      F@-K*ng Knackers [img]smileys/mad.gif[/img]


      taken in combination with the daily shootings in Dublin. What a wonderful little country we have
      Con Artist

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        #4
        I felt sick reading that.

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          I remember in Cork in the 60's a girl was murdered in the Black Ash and it was the crime of the decade.


          We now have murders on a daily basis and Celtic Tiger Ireland , our Teflon Taoiseach and our 90 working day politicians merely shrug their shoulders.


          Radical changes are needed and needed fast.


          As an aside , was the hijacking of the car just an innocent form of Nomadism?

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            #6
            Slashhooks and machetes...weapons of choice for our travelling friends[img]smileys/mad.gif[/img]

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              It seems like we are having these conversations every day now. Someone said quiet recently that we live in a great economy but a bad society. The only thing that protects you from people like this is luck. I'm not being melodramatic, thats a fact. Its just pure luck.
              \"Golf is a game for c**ts\" Ronnie Drew

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                #8
                To be fair I dont think this should be turned into another debate on travellers. Whatever their background one thing is clear, these people, the perpetrators are criminals and killing isnt good enough for them
                \"Golf is a game for c**ts\" Ronnie Drew

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by Dawn Run


                  I remember in Cork in the 60's a girl was murdered in the Black Ash and it was the crime of the decade.


                  We now have murders on a daily basis and Celtic Tiger Ireland , our Teflon Taoiseach and our 90 working day politicians merely shrug their shoulders.


                  Radical changes are needed and needed fast.


                  As an aside , was the hijacking of the car just an innocent form of Nomadism?


                  We were only talking about that the other night. How times have changed. Also read on the echo that 18 homeless people have died on the streets of cork this year. 18 feckin PEOPLE?!?!?!? That couln't be right, could it?


                  The country has gone demented and with scum like these (and plenty more like them) showing a complete and utter disregard for human life, something drastic needs to be done. Not by politicians posturing for votes either.
                  Bagáiste ar phriacal an úinéara.

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                    Originally posted by ECSquared
                    To be fair I dont think this should be turned into another debate on travellers. Whatever their background one thing is clear, these people, the perpetrators are criminals and killing isnt good enough for them

                    Agree totally, ECS. Whatever punishment these people get is too lenient, and our laws and our enforcement of same have become a sick joke. I got home late last night and checked the news headlines on Aertel. These sorts of crimes are now so widespread that this was fourth or fifth item.


                    But it's the word travellers that gets the public (collective) mouth foaming. Very little mention in the pressof the fella found tortured almost to death in a back lane in Inchicore last week, with his eyes gouged out (has been compared to the work of the Shankill Butchers) because there areno travellers involved.
                    For you stole Trevelyan\'s watch, So the young might see....oh, never mind....

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                      @@@@SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; COLOR: #4a4a4a; FONT-FAMILY: Verdana">I think until these people are caught it’s a bit silly that the Gardai are saying they believe it’s a gang of”TRAVELLERS". Maybe it is but shouldn’t they be caught first before saying that.......either way it’s a terrible crime. I have not lived In Ireland for about 6 years now, but read about all every increasing the crime every day and its getting a lot worse, even in my Home town a few months ago two people were robbed at knife point during the day the whole world county is gone crazy.@@@@/SPAN>

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                        #12
                        I'm sure they wouldnt say unless they were sure of it Red

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                          #13
                          Was listening to our Minister of Justice on the way into to work. Full of wind, Garda have the resources etc, etc,. No idea's on how to solve this kind of thing, except to blame the courts for not processing the perps quick enough.
                          Excellence is hard to keep quite - Sherrie Coale

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                            The sooner tougher sentences are introduced to this country the better. Life should mean Life and not out in 8/9 years on good behaviour.

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                              #15
                              Its all about sentencing.Recidivist scumbags should be locked up permantly.I was in Court a few weeks ago(nothing serious)and a scobe was up for punching a pensioner in the face.Heclaimed he was addicted to coughbottle and lighter fuel and had been abondened by his parents.He got off with a suspended sentence.BTW he had 53 previous convictions.Therin lies the problem.He should have got 15 years minimum.[img]smileys/mad.gif[/img]
                              I distrust Camels and anybody else that go for 7 days without a drink

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