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Hunt is on for group of men who beat up Irish Rail security guard and locked him in car boot

An Irish Rail security guard was attacked and locked into the boot of his car. (Picture: Eamonn Farrell/

AN INVESTIGATION is under way into the assault and false imprisonment of an Irish Rail security guard. 

The early morning attack happened at Kilbricken, in Mountrath Co Laois on Tuesday, December 5.

Gardaí say that the man, who works as a security guard at the Irish Rail compound was assaulted by a group of men when he arrived for work.

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After the assault, he was then locked in the boot of his car before the men escaped.

Gardaí believe that there were at least three male assailants.

The incident happened at around 5am.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Portlaoise Garda Station on 057 8674100, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any garda station.

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Erica Doyle Higgins

Erica Doyle Higgins is a Digital Reporter with The Irish Post. You can follow her on Twitter @EDoyleHiggins

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