July 25, 2021

Gardai seize cars in Wicklow as part of clampdown in countdown to Christmas

Gardai were out in force on Wicklow’s roads over the weekend as part of the ongoing Operation Thor.

A number of vehicles were seized across the county and a disqualified driver was also detected driving at Kilcoole on Saturday.

The clampdown was part of Operation Thor and covered Wicklow and the other four divisions  – KildareMeath, Laois-Offaly and Westmeath in the Garda Eastern Region.

A Garda spokesperson confirmed: “The aim of this operation is to have a greater Garda High visibility presence patrolling and conducting checkpoints in each Division as traffic/movement of the public increases in the run up to Christmas.

“These High visibility patrols and checkpoints will have prevented Burglaries, disrupted the movement of travelling criminals by the seizure of vehicles under section 41 of the Road Traffic Act, monitor the movement of travelling criminals with the recording of Intelligence on Pulse and finally increase public confidence with the visible presence of marked Garda vehicles patrolling the Divisions.”

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