LATEST: Man in custody following shocking scenes in Fermoy; one person injured and multiple cars damaged 

"A car ... damaged a number of parked vehicles, and struck a pedestrian." 
LATEST: Man in custody following shocking scenes in Fermoy; one person injured and multiple cars damaged 

Gardaí confirmed to The Echo tonight that a man is in custody following the shocking scenes in the Cork town this afternoon. 

LATEST: A man has been arrested and Garda investigations are ongoing following an incident in Fermoy that led to a pedestrian being injured and multiple cars damaged. 

Gardaí confirmed to The Echo tonight that a man is in custody following the shocking scenes in the Cork town this afternoon. 

"Gardaí in Fermoy were alerted to an incident of criminal damage on the afternoon of Saturday 24th September, 2022 at approximately 3.30p.m. on Mac Curtain Street," a spokesperson said.

"A car drove down Mac Curtain Street and damaged a number of parked vehicles, and struck a pedestrian who received non-life threatening injuries." 

Passersby were shocked by the broad daylight incident, which was captured on video by people on the street at the time. Numerous videos of the incident are being widely shared on social media. The car appeared to collide with multiple vehicles, including a horse trailer, while attempts were made to stop the driver from continuing.

"A male ( early 20s) was arrested at the scene and taken to Fermoy Garda station. where he is currently detained under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984.

"He remains in Garda custody and this time and investigations ongoing," the spokesperson added. 

EARLIER: Gardaí attended the scene of an incident in Fermoy on Saturday afternoon, where a number of vehicles appear to have been damaged by a car driving at speed on McCurtain Street in the town.

Passersby were shocked by the broad daylight incident, which was captured on video by people on the street at the time. Numerous videos of the incident are being widely shared on social media.

The car appeared to collide with multiple vehicles, including a horse trailer, while attempts were made to stop the driver from continuing.

It is understood the incident was brought to an end following intervention from members of An Garda Síochána.

The Echo have contacted Gardaí - more on this story as we get it.

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