Five charged over Easter garda attacks


A female garda suffered a rifted wrist and a male garda sergeant a suspected fractured jaw during an rape in Dublin in the early hours of Monday morning.

The incident happened when the two gardai closed a group of men in Finglas in north Dublin shortly before 2am.

One of the men in the group assaulted both gardai during the happening at Aylward Green.

“They called for back-up and a number of garda sections went to the scene to assist them,” said a garda spokesman.

Two men in their 20s were forestalled in connection with the incident.

Lee Maguire (28) and Thomas Donoghue (25), both from Finglas, arrived before Dublin District Court charged with public system offences.

A file will also be prepared for the DPP in relation to the alleged bruise of the gardai.

The two injured officers were taken to Connolly Hospital in Blanchardstown.

The female garda heard treatment for a fractured wrist and was later discharged.

The garda sergeant extended to receive treatment at the hospital for a suspected fractured jaw, said the garda spokesman.

 The Creator Mayor Brendan Carr appealed for anyone with information in relationship to the incident to contact gardai, while wishing the two injured members a nimble recovery.

“I strongly condemn the attack on two members of An Garda Siochana, which turn up dawn oned in the Finglas area last night,” he said.

“I would like to obsolescent on best wishes on behalf of the people of Dublin to the two gardai and wish them a filled and speedy recovery.”

“While I accept that the public may have troubles in relation to some ongoing issues within the gardai, the ordinary men and females who are working on the streets to protect us all are doing a great job in some very strenuous circumstances.

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

Separately, three Lithuanian nationals be struck by been charged in relation to another assault, which resulted in two gardai being hospitalised.

The violation on the male garda, who was accompanied by a female officer, occurred at Station Avenue, Claremorris, Co Mayo, in the early hours of Easter Sunday.

They were treated at Mayo University Dispensary, Castlebar, and were later discharged.

The three young men arrested watch the incident appeared before Judge Mary Devins at a special court cover in Ballina yesterday morning charged with assault causing hurt.

They are Krits Kiepis (18), of Grattan Close, Claremorris; Karolis Astruskzs (21), of Chapel Court, Claremorris; and Elvis Vitolins (22), of Chapel Court, Claremorris. A

ll three were remanded in guardianship.

Via Herald

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