A woman and a teenage girl were arrested after an ambulance was stolen from outside a flat complex in Dublin city in the early hours of this morning.

The ambulance had been called to a flat at Rory O'Connor House at 3am.

It was stolen while the ambulance crew were inside treating an elderly lady.

A short time later, uniformed gardaí saw the ambulance being driven on Great Charles Street with its blue lights flashing.

It stopped and a 27-year-old woman and a 16-year-old girl jumped out and tried to run away.

Another woman tried to stop gardaí arresting them, but they were detained and taken to Store Street Station.

The girl was released at 6am and a file will be sent to the Director of Public Prosecutions. The woman is still being questioned at Store Street.