A manhunt has been launched after a notorious criminal escaped from Garda custody after he appeared at Letterkenny District Court.William Reilly, who has 35 previous convictions, was facing criminal damage and assault on Monday morning last. His case was delayed and was adjourned leading the 25-year-old to launch into an outburst in court.But when he was being led away to a Garda car in handcuffs, Reilly managed to flee and jumped a barrier before fleeing towards the High Road in Letterkenny.The well-known criminal said he hid in two garden sheds as Gardai searched for him and then claimed he later walked past the Garda station on New Line Road.On the run ReillyIn a bizarre twist, Reilly has since contacted The Star newspaper and claims he had no choice but to flee.He claims he is considering handing himself in but bragged he could easily stay away from Gardai for two to three years if he wanted to.The father-of-two is believed to be hiding out somewhere in Donegal.Gardai launch manhunt after handcuffed prisoner escapes from court was last modified: February 2nd, 2018 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalescapeGardailetterkennymanhuntWilliam Reilly
WE’RE getting close to the final game of our Tour of Australia and we are really looking forward to it. This trip has been a wonderful experience for the players and the staff and we have all grown together the more time we spend with each other. Today, we trained twice to enable us to be a sharp as possible for our match with Penrith. It was a great session and you can see the fruits of everything the staff are doing with the players. Having quality time with the lads is paying dividends but we know we face a really tough game against Penrith. Team spirit is great at the moment and the players are itching to get into their next match. On tour we ask a lot of the players – this very young group are training in a professional environment, some for the first time. It is a lot to ask of them but they keep responding and today’s double session was one of the best we’ve had. They worked really hard. We only have a few days to go now and the players are already excited by the prospect of climbing ‘The Bridge’. This is always a highlight of the trip and we’re all looking forward to it. Hope you’re enjoying the pictures back home!For all the latest on the Academy Tour, click here.