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Trio charged with 'serious and prolonged' late-night Garda assault in Mayo remanded on bail

The attack, which happened on Easter Sunday, left one Garda hospitalised.

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THREE MEN CHARGED in connection with the savage assault of two gardaí on Easter Sunday were remanded on continuing bail at Castlebar District Court yesterday.

The brutal attack resulted in the hospitalisation of the two gardaí, one of whom was female, and was described by a Garda spokesperson as being particularly serious and prolonged.

The assault occurred at Kilcolman Road in Claremorris, Co Mayo, at approximately 4.30am on 16 April,  and continued onto the main thoroughfare, causing traffic to come to a standstill.

Three men were subsequently arrested and appeared at Ballina District Court the following day charged with assault under Section 3 of the Non-Fatal Offences Against the Person Act 1997.

The three men were: Elvis Vitolins (22) of Chapel Court, Claremorris; Karolis Astruskzs (21) of Chapel Court, Claremorris; and Krists Kiepis (18) of Grattan Close, Claremorris.

The three men were initially remanded in custody but were granted bail at Harristown District Court on 5 May.

They appeared before Judge Mary Devins at Castlebar District Court yesterday and were remanded on continuing bail to appear before the court again on 18 July pending directions from the DPP.

Judge Devins noted that there was a possibility of further charges being brought against the three men.

The Easter Sunday attack resulted in both gardaí being treated for their injuries at Mayo General Hospital in Castlebar. The male garda was more seriously injured as a result of the assault.

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