Garda is hit and dragged by car fleeing Dundrum Town Centre

Garda hospitalised for lower leg injury and then discharged after incident on Sunday

The Garda has since been discharged from hospital. File photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

The Garda has since been discharged from hospital. File photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

 

A garda in his 30s was hospitalised on Sunday after being hit and dragged “a considerable distance” by a car fleeing Dundrum Town Centre.

The garda was struck by a car while on active patrol at about 6.45pm. He and other officers were called to an incident at the shopping centre, where they were attempting to apprehend the occupant of a car along with security guards.

However, the car fled the scene at speed, hitting the injured Garda.

The garda sustained “significant soft tissue injuries to his lower leg,” but they are not life threatening. He has since been discharged from hospital.

The blue Fiat Bravo hatchback was allegedly connected with a previous theft in the area.

The vehicle was later recovered by gardaí at Kilcarrig Close in Tallaght. The driver of the car is thought to be part of a crime group that was planning a theft in the area.

Prior to the incident in Dundrum, two men in their late 40s were arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to commit a serious offence.

A spokesman for the Garda said investigations into the incident are ongoing.