Tuesday 16 January 2018

Gardai injured after motorbike rammed in Dublin city

Two men are in custody following a high speed chase across city this afternoon
Two men are in custody following a high speed chase across city this afternoon

A garda has been injured after his motorbike was rammed during an incident in Dublin city centre.

Two men are in custody following a high speed chase across city this afternoon.

It is understood that the officer noticed a suspicious vehicle in the Lennox Street area of the city centre.

He went to investigate but car was driven at his bike, knocking him to the ground.

Officers immediately set up checkpoints across the city but the car sped through a stop in Harold’s Cross, narrowly missing more gardai.

Eventually after a chase two men abandoned the car near the Tom Kelly flats Charlemount Street, Dublin 2.

One man was arrested at the scene but another escaped and managed to hail a taxi.

He was picked up by officers a short time later in Drumcondra, Dublin 9.

Both men are currently being questioned by detectives and investigations are continuing.

The garda’s injuries are not thought to be life-threatening but he is receiving medical treatment.

By Ken Foy

Online Editors

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