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Wednesday 28 September 2016

Gardai attacked with glass bottles and bricks during 'stolen' van chase

Published 18/07/2016 | 10:44

Gardai called to incident on Railway Street
Gardai called to incident on Railway Street
Gardai called to incident on Railway Street
Gardai called to incident on Railway Street
Gardai called to incident on Railway Street
Gardai called to incident on Railway Street

Gardai were attacked with bottles and bricks in Dublin city centre yesterday evening while chasing a van that had been reported stolen.

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The incident unfolded at 8pm when gardai received a call that a van was being driven dangerously and at speed up and down Railway Street in the north inner city, not far from Connolly Station.

When a unit initially responded to the call it came under attack from what gardai said was a "large amount of glass bottles and bricks being thrown at them".

A man was seen getting out of the van and gardai gave chase on foot despite being under attack.

Gardai called to incident on Railway Street
Gardai called to incident on Railway Street

A man in his 30s was arrested and detained at Store Street garda station, before being released later to appear in court at a later date, according to the garda press office.

During the incident a large number of gardai were called to the area to deal with the violence, including members of the armed response unit.

Gardai called to incident on Railway Street
Gardai called to incident on Railway Street

At one point five garda vehicles and more than a dozen gardai could be seen on the street.

The stolen van, which appeared to have its sliding side door ripped off, was also recovered.

Gardai called to incident on Railway Street
Gardai called to incident on Railway Street

There were no reports of injuries.

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