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Gardaí 'hurt as man violently resisted arrest', court told


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A man has been charged with assaulting two gardaí who were allegedly injured when they fell as he resisted arrest on a street in west Dublin.

It is alleged one officer suffered bruising to her head as Shane O'Malley (32) attempted to get away after being stopped for a search, Blanchardstown District Court heard.

Mr O'Malley, from Kilmartin Avenue, Tallaght, is charged with assault at Wheatfield Avenue, Clondalkin on September 19 last year.

Garda Sergeant Maria Callaghan said the DPP directed summary disposal of the case in the district court and gave a summary of the alleged facts so the judge could consider the issue of jurisdiction.


She said gardaí told Mr O'Malley he would be searched on the day and he fled, but was stopped a number of minutes later.

Sgt Callaghan said it was alleged the accused violently resisted arrest and as he made efforts to get away, the gardaí fell.

One suffered bruising to her head and a medical report was available, the court heard.

The alleged assaults happened in an attempt to flee, Sgt Callaghan said, and it was not alleged that Mr O'Malley "drew out and hit the gardaí."

The prosecution's case was that Mr O'Malley caused them to fall and become injured.

Judge David McHugh accepted jurisdiction to deal with the case and adjourned it to a date in February.

The accused has not yet indicated how he intends to plead.