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Garda sustains serious leg injury in Dublin assault

The male garda was attempting to make an arrest for a public order incident on Camden Street.

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A MALE GARDA sustained a serious leg injury while attempting to make an arrest for a public order incident in the early hours of this morning.

The incident occurred on Camden Street at 1am today and TheJournal.ie understands the garda sustained a blow to the face and broke his leg in two places.

He is now awaiting surgery at St James’ Hospital.

A garda spokesperson confirmed that the garda had been injured on duty and a man has now been arrested in relation to the incident.

John Parker, President of the Garda Representative Association (GRA) commented that “all of his colleagues are wishing him a recovery”.

“Once he’s been fully assessed, we’ll know the extent of his injuries but from preliminary reports there seem to be some fairly serious breakages.”

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“These are the dangers we face on a daily basis in any public order interaction,” he added.

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