Saturday 25 November 2017

Garda stabbed trying to stop truck protest

A GARDA was stabbed in the hand after attempting to end a protest where a 62-year-old man had used a truck to block the entrance to a livestock mart.

The incident happened outside Corrin Mart in Fermoy, Co Cork, when gardai were called to remove a truck that had been deliberately parked across the entrance.

The 62-year-old driver, after speaking with gardai, agreed to move his vehicle. However, just over an hour later he attempted to block the route a second time.

A garda approached the driver's door and attempted to pull the keys from the ignition. However, in a confrontation with the truck driver, the garda suffered a stab injury to his hand.

The driver was arrested and taken to Fermoy garda station for questioning.

Irish Independent

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