Duo appear in Longford court over suspected hit and run incident

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Hit and run

A garda car and ambulance at the scene of a hit and run incident last week

Two men were due to appear in court yesterday (Tuesday) charged in connection to a suspected hit and run in Longford town last week which left a man and his two children in hospital.

Both suspects were arrested by officers over the Bank Holiday weekend following an incident at the Annally car park last Tuesday week (April 30).

The trio, who are aged in their mid 40s, mid 20s and late teens, were injured as they walked through the car park at around 4pm.

The oldest of the three is believed to have sustained a number of broken vertebrae in his back as well as injuries to his hip and lower leg.

His son was treated for a laceration to his head and was likewise taken to hospital by emergency personnel.

The two men had appeared at a sitting of Longford Circuit Court less than an hour earlier concerning an unrelated incident in November 2017.

The Leader understands the incident is being linked to an ongoing feud involving two families following two separate incidents at a shopping centre car park in Longford town earlier this month.

It's also believed that one of the men arrested was an injured party from one of the previous incidents at Longford's Aldi car park last month.

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