Thursday 29 September 2016

Garda car rammed after 'creeper' burglary

Greg Harkin

Published 14/04/2016 | 02:30

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A garda patrol car has been rammed and a man arrested after a 'creeper' burglary investigation.

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The incident happened in the early hours of yesterday morning on the Barnesmore Gap to Castlederg Road in Co Donegal.

The gardaí managed to escape injury in the incident.

Two patrol cars from Donegal Town and Ballybofey were involved in chasing a car which was stolen during a break-in in Killybegs.

A man was arrested after the patrol car was rammed. He was last night being questioned at Ballyshannon Garda Station.

Asleep

A creeper burglar is someone who breaks into a home while the occupants are there, usually asleep.

The incident came the day after delegates at the Association of Garda Sergeants and Inspectors (AGSI) conference in Westport heard that hundreds of gardaí have been injured on duty over the past two years.

Within the past fortnight, a garda was hospitalised after suffering injuries in a ramming incident in Waterford.

It happened in Ballyrafter, Lismore, on March 29. The garda was on patrol after suspicious activity was reported. He received back, neck and arm injuries and was taken to University Hospital Waterford.

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