Wednesday 24 April 2019

Local gardaí issue appeal for help after youth and garda suffer injuries

GardaÍ in Swords and Ashbourne are appealing for witnesses to a public order incident in Ashbourne earlier this month.

On the evening of Friday, March 8, Gardai in Ashbourne observed a large group of teenagers get off a bus in the centre of the town.

The group were observed entering a multi-storey car park, where they approached a small group of local youths who immediately dispersed.

One local youth was allegedly assaulted before Gardai could intervene.

This youth and a Garda sustained minor injuries.

Gardaí made three arrests under the Public Order Act, it is understood.

Gardaí are now understood to have identified a number of other individuals who were allegedly involved in the incident and are in the process of interviewing them.

The majority of the people involved appear to have travelled from Swords by public transport.

As part of their investigation Gardaí in Ashbourne and Swords are also liaising with local schools.

Fingal Independent