Five members of a burglary gang linked to murdered travellers Fat Andy Connors, are in custody following  a high speed chase that began in Meath last night.

A Garda spokesperson told Meath Live, ‘As a result of ongoing investigations into criminal activity in the Leinster region, Gardaí intercepted a vehicle on the evening of Tuesday, 26th April, 2022, in County Meath.

‘This vehicle failed to stop for Gardaí and a managed containment operation ensued.

‘This operation concluded shortly before 8pm when the offending vehicle was involved in a single vehicle road traffic collision on the Newbridge Road in Naas, County Kildare.

‘Five males were arrested at the scene.

‘Two men, aged in their 20s, are currently being detained at Naas Garda Station under the provisions of Section 50 of the Criminal Justice Act, 2007.

‘Three men, aged in their late teens, 20s and 40s, were taken to hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.

‘The three men, aged in their late teens 20s and 40s, that were taken to hospital for treatment following this incident last night are now detained under the provisions of Section 50 of the Criminal Justice Act 2007 at Garda stations in Co. Kildare.

The two men arrested last night, both aged in their 20s, still remain detained under the provisions of Section 50 of the Criminal Justice Act, 2007 at Naas Garda station.

Investigations are ongoing.

A short video clip of the chase can be seen here;  https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/news/footage-emerges-of-high-speed-garda-chase-which-ended-in-car-crash-five-arrests-41591100.html