Gardaí suffer facial injuries and broken wrist in Dublin attack

It is the second garda attack in 24 hours after two gardaí were hospitalised in Mayo

A female garda suffered a fractured wrist and a male garda received facial injuries during the incident in Aylward Green about 1.50am.

A female garda suffered a fractured wrist and a male garda received facial injuries during the incident in Aylward Green about 1.50am.

 

Two gardaí were injured after they were attacked in Finglas in Dublin on Monday morning.

A female garda suffered a fractured wrist and a male garda received facial injuries during the incident in Aylward Green about 1.50am.

A Garda spokesman said the two officers were approached by a number of men and one man assaulted both gardaí. The injured gardaí were taken to Connolly Hospital in Blanchardstown.

Two men in their 20s have been arrested in connection with the incident and were due to appear in court.

Lord Mayor of Dublin Brendan Carr condemned the attack, adding: “While I accept that the public may have concerns in relation to some ongoing issues within the gardaí, the ordinary men and women who are working on the streets to protect us all, are doing a great job in some very difficult circumstances.

“They fully deserve our respect and appreciation and I would urge the public to show their support for them by providing any information in relation to last night’s attack.

“In these challenging times it is vital that the trust between the public and the gardaí is reaffirmed and that everyone plays a role in taking crime off our streets”, he added.

It is the second garda attack in 24 hours.

Two gardaí were hospitalised after being savagely attacked in Claremorris, Co Mayo, in the early hours of Easter Sunday morning.

The officers, one a woman, were set upon at Kilcolman Road in the town after responding to an earlier incident in the area.

Both gardaí were treated in Mayo University Hospital, Castlebar, but were released later.

A spokesman for the Mayo Garda Division said the attacks were particularly serious and prolonged.

He added that three men had set upon the male officer and that the attack had continued on the main road resulting in traffic being blocked.

Three male suspects were later arrested.