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A man and a woman seriously injured in a Donegal car crash over the weekend are both believed to be American tourists

A man and a woman seriously injured in a Donegal car crash over the weekend are both believed to be American tourists.

The pair in their 20s and 30s were injured in a Sunday crash on the R246 at Tirhomin between Milford and Kerrykeel when their car collided with an articulated lorry.

The roof had to be cut from the car to access the casualties, according to

The pair were both taken by hospital to Letterkenny University Hospital and the male was then transferred to Beaumont hospital in Dublin.

The driver of the lorry had no injuries.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Milford Garda Station 074-9153060 or the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111.

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Three cars force trucker off Dutch highway in attempted robbery

By Janene Pieters on August 21, 2017 – 10:00

2008 BMW M3 E92 in Dutch police livery

A 2008 BMW M3 E92 outfitted in Dutch police colors shown off in Noord-Brabant. file photo

A truck driver was forced off the road by three cars on the Maas en Waalweg (N322) near Beneden-Leeuwen on Monday morning in an attempted robbery. The trucker survived the incident unharmed and nothing was stolen, RTL Nieuws reports.

“It was an attempted robbery in which my driver was forced to stop by three cars”, the owner of Ünsal Transport in Roermond, which employs the trucker, said to Omroep Gelderland. The truck was transporting a cargo of clothes for Primark from Germany to the Netherlands, according to the broadcaster. The business owner added that shots were fired.

The police could only say that the trucker was threatened and that he was not hurt. During the robbery, the panicked truck driver sent a message to his contact at the delivery address, the Telegraaf reports. “Help, help, my wife and children”, the message read, according to the newspaper. 

The N322 was closed for a time while the police investigated. The highway was reopened just after 8:00 a.m. “We are working hard to clarify what happened”, a police spokesperson said to the Gelderlander. 



Dangote driver arraigned for stealing N25m truck

The police have arraigned a 35-year-old driver with Dangote Group Plc, Haruna Bello, before an lkeja Magistrates’ Court for allegedly stealing a truck belonging to the company.

The police said Haruna worked with the Dangote Sugar Factory in the Apapa area of Lagos and absconded with the truck on May 18, 2017.

PUNCH Metro learnt that the suspect was driving the truck to Cotonu, Benin Republic, when he was arrested by customs officers in Badagry.

He was arraigned on two counts of stealing.

The charges read in part, “That you, Haruna Bello, and others now at large, on May 18, 2017 at about 1.45pm at Apapa, Lagos, in the Lagos Magisterial District, did steal a truck with number plate, XC 449 GML, valued at N25m, property of Dangote Group Plc, thereby committing an offence.”

The police prosecutor, Sergeant Donjor Perezi, said the offence was punishable under Section 287(7) of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

He pleaded not guilty to the charge.

The Magistrate, Mrs. O.A. Olayinka, granted him bail in the sum of N1.5m, with two sureties each in like sum.

The case was adjourned till September 25, 2017.

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