Sunday 28 May 2017

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

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.

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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