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Friday 8 December 2023 Dublin: 9°C
PA Archive/PA Images The garda is receiving treatment for his injuries at Tallaght Hospital.

Garda hospitalised after being assaulted with metal baseball bat

The garda received injuries to his face, head and body.

A GARDA HAS been hospitalised after being assaulted with a metal baseball bat in Dublin.

The incident occurred at 7.30pm yesterday on Ballyogan Avenue in south Dublin. Two gardaí attempted to conduct a search of a man and a large group gathered outside a house on the street.

Gardaí said a metal baseball bat was produced and one of the gardaí was hit with the bat a number of times. He sustained injuries to his face, head and body.

The garda was taken to Tallaght Hospital where he remains this morning.

In a follow-up operation shortly after midnight gardaí from Dun Laoghaire station and the Armed Support Unit searched a premises on Ballyogan Avenue.

A man in his 50s was arrested at the scene and a number of items were seized.

The man is currently detained at Dun Laoghaire garda station.

Gardaí said another garda was bitten by a dog during the search and also required hospital treatment.

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