Friday 17 January 2020

Garda hit and dragged by car while on patrol

The male officer was treated for leg injuries after being struck by a car and dragged along the road.

The officer suffered leg injuries (PA)
The officer suffered leg injuries (PA)

By Aine McMahon PA

A garda in his 30s was injured after being hit by a car fleeing Dundrum town centre in Dublin on Sunday.

The garda was struck by the car while on patrol at about 6.45pm on Sunday after officers and security personnel in Dundrum spotted a Blue Fiat Bravo hatchback that was suspected of being involved in a previous theft.

The driver failed to stop and drove off at speed, colliding with a male garda who was dragged a considerable distance before falling on the road, a spokesman said.

He suffered significant soft tissue injuries to his lower leg and was treated at St Vincent’s Hospital.

The Fiat Bravo was later recovered by Gardai at Kilcarrig Close in Tallaght.

Gardai said the driver is understood to be part of a crime group that were planning a theft in the area.

Two men in their late 40s were arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to commit theft and charged to appear before Dun Laoghaire District Court.

Gardai at Dundrum are appealing for any information in relation to the incident or the car that was used. People can contact Dundrum Garda Station on 01 666 5600, the garda confidential line on 1800 666 111, or any garda station.

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