Monday 10 December 2018

Garda suffers injuries to head, body and face following attack with metal baseball bat in Dublin

  

The officer was taken to University College Hospital to be treated for non-life threatening lacerations
The officer was taken to University College Hospital to be treated for non-life threatening lacerations

Sean Nolan

A Garda has been taken to hospital after sustaining injuries to his head, body and face following an attack involving a metal baseball bat in Dublin last night.

According to gardai, the incident took place at approximately 7.30pm last night when two gardai attempted to conduct a search on a male on Ballyogan Avenue in Dublin 18.

During the search attempt a large crowd gathered and one of the gardai was struck a number of times with a metal baseball bat.

He sustained injuries to his head, face and body and he was taken to Tallaght Hospital, where he remains.

A follow-up operation after midnight, involving ERU and ARU units, in the same area saw a man in his 50s arrested and a number of items being seized.

During this incident a member of An Garda Siochana was bitten by a dog and required hospital treatment.

A man in his 50s was arrested under the provisions of Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act at Dun Laoghaire Garda Station.

He has since been released without charge and a file is being prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions.

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