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Garda slashed across face in ‘unprovoked’ attack

A man has been arrested following a violent incident in Dublin, which resulted in three people – including a garda – being hospitalised.

UPDATED 4.22pm

A GARDA WAS slashed across the face during an unprovoked attack in Raheny in Dublin yesterday evening, according to the PA.

The officer had been called to the scene of a disturbance in the St Anne’s Park area of the north Dublin suburb. The gardaí have confirmed that shortly after 6pm, a 33-year-old man, his four-year-old son and his partner were walking in the area when they were approached by another male who launched an attack “without provocation” on the man.

A garda who was called to assist approached the man on Main Street – and sustained his injuries when the assailant attacked him with a bottle.

The garda, the man who was attacked, and the suspect were all brought to Beaumont Hospital to be treated for injuries. The garda and one of the men were later discharged, and the 33-year-old father remains in hospital in a stable condition.

The man who was released alongside the garda following treatment has been arrested and is now being held at Raheny Garda Station under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act.

- Additional reporting by Susan Daly

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