Saturday 24 February 2018

Gardai appeal for witnesses after detective held at gunpoint

Gardai at the scene at Ravensdale Park, Kimmage
Gardai at the scene at Ravensdale Park, Kimmage

Gardaí investigating the serious assault of a garda detective in Crumlin are appealing for witnesses to help in their investigation.

Last Tuesday evening, at approximately 8pm, the officer was attacked after confronting one of two men that he noticed acting suspiciously in Ravensdale Park in Crumlin.

He was forced to hand over his identity card, notebook and the keys to his unmarked squad car before being beaten over the head with a pistol.

He was brought to St James Hospital with non-life threatening injuries and has since been released.

Gardai are interested in speaking to anybody who was in Ravensdale Park or the surrounding areas between 7.30pm and 9.15pm on March 25 or anybody who may have information in relation to this incident.

In particular gardai would like to speak to a number of potential witnesses: a woman, who was pushing a pram with a child in it in the park around the time of this incident and two men, described as wearing suits and coming from work, in the area at the time.

One of these men exited Ravensdale Park at the entrance beside the KCR Builder providers at around 7.45pm.

The other entered Ravendale Park through the Kimmage Rd West entrance and walked down the walkway through the park sometime between between 7.50pm and 8.30pm.

Witnesses are asked to contact Crumlin Garda Station on 01 6666200, The Garda Confidential Telephone Line 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.

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