Sunday 20 August 2017

Gardai use mace as Cork city row gets out of hand

independent.ie reporters

A violent disturbance in Cork city last night has resulted in three people appearing in court today.

A garda was taken to hospital after he was assaulted while trying to restrain one of those involved in the row in the Knocknaheeny area, on the northside of the city.



The officer was taken to CUH - Cork University Hospital - where he was treated for his injuries.



He was later discharged.



Gardaí had been called to deal with an assault on Harbour View Road. When they tried to intervene, they were attacked by a local mop.



Members of the Regional Support Unit and officers from the detective branch rushed to the scene.



Mace was used to subdue the crowd and three people were arrested; a 40-year old, his teenage son and a woman in her thirties.



All three were detained and brought to Gurranebraher garda station.



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