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Gardaí looking for dashcam footage after garda dragged by jeep

The incident happened on Dublin’s Baggot Street shortly before 11am.

Baggot Street, Dublin
Baggot Street, Dublin
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A GARDA HAS BEEN injured after being hit by a vehicle which failed to stop at a checkpoint in Dublin’s inner city this morning.

The incident happened shortly before 11am on Baggot Street.

The 04 KE registered Volvo XC90 Jeep, silver in colour, was involved in a number of incidents around the Macken Street and Grand Canal Street area.

The vehicle was missing its rear licence plate and during a traffic stop, a member of the Garda Siochana was dragged by it, causing him injury.

The vehicle left Macken Street, travelled onto Grand Canal Street, then turned right and travelled along the Grand Canal until it turned left over Baggot Street Bridge. It then turned right onto Waterloo Road, where the two occupants got out and were later arrested and detained at Irishtown Garda Station under the provisions of Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act where they remain in custody.

A Garda statement said:

“A number of witnesses have contacted gardaí already, however persons who were on Macken Street, and who witnessed the incident, and tended to the injured Garda are still sought. In addition, investigators are asking any member of the public who may have phone/ dashcam/ CCTV footage of this incident to contacts Gardaí. Any other persons who witnessed the movement of this vehicle prior to, during, or after the incident, is also asked to contact Gardaí at Pearse Street Garda Station on 01 6669000, The Garda Confidential Telephone Line 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.”

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