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Sunday 23 October 2016

Two men arrested after ramming garda car during bungled early morning crime spree

Published 27/08/2015 | 09:19

Two men have been arrested after ramming a garda car and injuring a garda during a bungled early morning crime spree in the capital.

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At around 5am a group of men tried to break into a house in Whitehall  in the northside suburbs of Dublin but failed to gain entry.

A short time later the gang tried to steal a car in the River Gardens area of Whitehall but were disturbed by the owner and left the scene.

Within minutes the same group were stopped from entering a shop by a security guard on Shanowen Road in nearby Santry.

Gardai alerted to all the incidents then spotted a black four wheel drive vehicle acting suspiciously at Hillcrest Park in nearby Glasnevin and signalled the vehicle to stop.

But the gang drove off and were followed by the gardai. But in Glasnevin Park the garda car was rammed by the gang and one male garda was injured.

He is believed to have suffered a broken arm or hand in the incident.

The 4X4 then sped from the scene, but in a follow-up operation gardai in Ashbourne intercepted the vehicle and two men in their 20’s with Dublin addresses were arrested.

They are being questioned at Ashbourne garda station under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act where they can be held for 24 hours before being charged or released.

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