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South Dublin

Garda injured after being struck by car at Dundrum Town Centre

Gardaí and security staff had been attempting to apprehend the occupant of a car at the south Dublin shopping centre.

LAST UPDATE | 6 Jan 2020

A MALE GARDA in his 30s received treatment in hospital last night, after he was struck by a car while on active patrol in south Dublin.

The incident happened at 6.45pm at Dundrum Town Centre. 

It’s understood gardaí and security staff were attempting to apprehend the occupant of a car.

They had observed a blue Fiat Bravo hatchback that was allegedly connected with a previous theft in the area, and attempted to stop the car and detain the occupant.

The garda was then struck by the car as the occupant fled the scene at speed. The garda was dragged a considerable distance before he fell on the road and was later taken to St Vincent’s Hospital.

A garda spokesperson said that after receiving treatment the garda was discharged and his injuries are not life threatening.

In a statement released just before midday today, gardaí provided an update on the investigation. 

The blue Fiat was later recovered by gardaí at Kilcarrig Close in Tallaght.

A spokesperson said the driver of the car is understood to be part of a crime group planning a theft in the area. 

Prior to this incident, two men in their late 40s were arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to commit a serious offence (theft). They were due to appear before Dun Laoghaire District Court this morning.

Gardaí in Dundrum are appealing to the public for any information they may have in relation to this incident.

Anyone who is aware of the identity of the driver or has any information related to people in this crime group is urged to contact gardaí at Dundrum Garda Station on 01 666 5600, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any garda station. 

Gardaí are also keen to speak to anyone who has any information about the blue Fiat.

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