05/08/2021

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Armed gardaí seize "illegally parked" caravan in the Midlands

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Armed gardaí along with uniformed officers were involved. FILE PIC

Armed gardaí were among a substantial force involved in the seizure of a caravan on a busy Midlands road.

The camper van was recovered by gardaí shortly after 1pm on Sunday in connection to reports the vehicle had been parked illegally along the side of a busy roadway.

It's understood up to eight garda cars were involved in the operation.

The caravan itself had been the source of repeated debate at local political level with a number of concerns also being raised by members of the local community, the Longford Leader reported.

No arrests were made, with the caravan being seized under the Roads Act 1993. 

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