Stabbed garda is awarded €65,000
A GARDA who was stabbed in the chest while heroically fighting off Chinese "bandits" during an armed robbery in Raheny, Dublin, eight years ago, has been awarded €65,000 compensation, write Ray Managh and Saurya Cherfi.
Mr Justice Peter Charleton heard that Garda James Hendrick of Castletownbere, and Garda David Comer, a native of Galway, had been called to a house in Main Street, Raheny, where a burglary on a number of Chinese people had been reported.
Garda Hendrick, who won a Scott Medal for his bravery, told how he and Garda Comer had gone into the house and both had been stabbed by a Chinese man brandishing a knife.
Jailing Xiang Cheng and Quian Cheng for seven years in 2008, Judge Tony Hunt called them a "gang of bandits".
Garda Hendrick said he suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder because of the incident.
Judge Charleton said Garda Hendrick had faced "the situation in a heroic fashion" and had undervalued himself. He awarded him €65,000.