Tuesday 26 March 2019

Man injured, one arrested and several cars damaged following high-speed chase in Dublin

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Mícheál Ó Scannáil

A man suffered injuries and several cars were damaged following a high-speed chase in Dublin this morning.

The chase, which concluded at Harold’s Cross at 11am this morning, saw one male in his 50s removed to hospital for minor injuries while several cars, including one garda car, were damaged.

A man in his 40s - who was the sole occupant of the vehicle which failed to stop for gardai - was arrested following a short pursuit.

He is currently detained at Terenure Garda Station.

A garda spokeswoman told Independent.ie that investigations are ongoing following the incident.

“Gardaí in Terenure on routine traffic patrol attempted to stop a vehicle in the Walkinstown area of Dublin this morning, February 16 at approximately 11am,” the spokeswoman said.

“The vehicle failed to stop and during a short pursuit a number of vehicles were damaged including a garda car. The vehicle was eventually stopped at Clanbrassil Bridge, Harold's Cross.

“One male in his 50s received minor injuries from one collision and was removed to hospital with minor injuries.  The sole occupant of the vehicle, a male in his 40s, involved in the pursuit was arrested at scene.

“No other persons were injured during the incident and investigations ongoing."

According to witness Martyn Rosney, who was at the scene, more than 10 garda cars were involved in the persuit.

"High speed chase just gone through Harold’s Cross with more than 10 garda vehicles in pursuit," he said on twitter.

"Fair play to them. Hopefully they catch him with no injuries to innocent bystanders. Scary stuff."

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