Gerry Gregg: Garda must look to America for new ways to fight crime
Streets of fear: Crime rates may be falling, but the rise in anti-social and violent behaviour means we no longer feel safe on our streets
Published 24/04/2014 | 18:59
A young motorcycle cop put his life on the line last week and nearly lost it.
Garda Michael Twomey bravely attempted to safeguard the public in Cork by blocking a road with his motor bike. He was then knocked down by the driver of a stolen van.
Two men were later apprehended after a high speed chase by a posse of squad cars. They had left a trail of wreckage across Cork city in their wake but said they were “sorry” when they appeared in court at the weekend.