A man in his 20s was arrested and detained at Killarney Garda Station after the theft of a van today (Thursday). At around 6am Gardai were made aware that a van had been stolen at Victoria Cross whilst the owner was in a shop.

At around 7am Millstreet Gardai saw the van on the N72 and signalled the driver to stop, but he failed to do so.

Gardaí followed the van from a safe distance which eventually stopped at Shinnagh, Rathmore.

The driver was arrested and detained at Killarney Garda Station under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984.

He has since been charged and is due to appear before Listowel District Court today.