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Garda injured after van thief sparks massive cross-city chase

Gardaí gave chase from Clondalkin to the city centre (via Finglas) after the van failed to stop for officers.

Updated at 11.04pm.

A GARDA HAS been taken to hospital after he was injured while attempting to stop a stolen car near the Bleeding Horse pub on the southside of Dublin city centre this evening.

It happened during an epic chase that saw units throughout the city pursue a stolen van from the Clondalkin area, along the M5o, through Finglas, and into the city centre.

The van failed to stop for Gardaí in the Kilcronan area of Clondalkin.

More and more units joined in the chase as it continued through town.

By the time they were passing TheJournal.ie’s offices on Golden Lane, off Aungier Street, shortly after 8pm, there were at least 12 vehicles involved — including squad cars, motorcycles, unmarked cars with lights flashing, and a van.

Source: Daragh Brophy

The Garda who was injured attempted to stop the vehicle as it was caught in traffic.

The man was eventually apprehended on Patrick Street (outside St Patrick’s Cathedral) and taken to Clondalkin Garda Station for questioning.

The injured officer has been taken for treatment to the Mater Hospital. His injuries aren’t serious.

Here’s a rough idea of the route the driver took, from Clondalkin to the point where he was arrested (from AA Routeplanner).

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