A car which stopped to offer assistance at the scene of a crash between a car and a bus today was hijacked in Co Wickow.

Four men, who were travelling in a black Volvo which was involved in a crash with a bus, stole a German-registered Mercedes C180 which stopped at the scene at Clara Vale, Rathdrum at roughly 2.30pm.

A female passenger in the Mercedes received minor injuries during the incident.

The vehicle left in the direction of Glendalough, and was subsequently recovered in Tullow, Co Carlow.

Gardaí are investigating reports that the Volvo in which the men were travelling was involved in a burglary in the Athy area.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Wicklow Garda Station on 0404 60140.