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Published 24/04/2014 | 18:59

The injured garda lies in the road surrounded by colleagues.
The injured garda lies in the road surrounded by colleagues.

A young motorcycle cop put his life on the line last week and nearly lost it.

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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.

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