Gardai are investigating a number of serious incidents which resulted in one man being seriously injured, a car being rammed and another car set on fire and then driven at a house.
The frightening events all took place yesterday at different locations across the county.
The first incident happened at 2.30am yesterday morning at Town View Heights, Ballybofey.
Following reports of a vehicle being rammed, Gardaí observed a car with extensive damage. There were no occupants in the vehicle at this time.
Gardaí then observed a Silver Seat Leon (05 LH 6614) drive at speed in the direction of Killygordon.
A managed containment operation ensued but Gardaí lost sight of this car after it crossed the border into Northern Ireland.
The second incident happened a few hours later at 6.20am at Finn View Lifford.
A resident in the area heard a loud bang and observed that this car, a silver Seat Leon (O5 LH 6614) had made impact with a wall and was on fire.
It’s reported two males fled the scene on foot. The fire was extinguished by local fire services but had caused significant damage to a house in the area. No injuries were reported.
The third incident happened around 11.45am at a house in Convoy when a man was assaulted.
The man, who is in his 30s, was forced into a Grey Mercedes Benz C Series (09 MH 17020) which subsequently drove away from the scene.
A number of Garda units conducted a search of the North Western Region for this vehicle, assisted by colleagues in the PSNI following reports the car may have crossed the border.
At approximately 5:30pm, the male was located in Convoy, County Donegal, and taken to Letterkenny University Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
Following close cooperation between members of An Garda Síochána and the PSNI, the offending vehicle was located by the PSNI outside a residence in Castlederg, County Tyrone and three males and two females were arrested on the evening of Sunday, 4th October, 2020.
An incident room has been set up at Letterkenny Garda Station and a full investigation is underway into this incident.
Gardaí are appealing for any witnesses to the incident at Oak Park, Convoy, at approximately 11:45am, to come forward.
Gardaí are also appealing for any persons that may have observed a Grey Mercedes Benz C Series (09 MH 17020) to contact Gardaí.
Anyone with any information is asked to contact Letterkenny Garda Station on 074 916 7100, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111, or any Garda Station.Tags: