Belfast Telegraph

Pair arrested over ambulance theft

A woman and a teenage girl have been arrested over the theft of an ambulance during an emergency call-out.

Paramedics had left the vehicle in Hardwicke Street in Dublin's north inner city to attend to an elderly patient in Rory O'Connor House at around 3am on Saturday morning when it was stolen.

The ambulance was driven in the direction of Mountjoy Square, where a Garda patrol car spotted it and chased it for a short distance.

The suspects abandoned the vehicle in nearby Great Charles Street and a brief pursuit on foot followed.

Gardai said a 27-year-old woman and a 16-year-old girl were arrested at the scene.

The teenager was later released while the woman is being held at Store Street Garda Station under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act.

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