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Garda injured after suspect flees scene on M50 and arrested following pursuit

Cocaine worth an estimated €10,000 was also seized in the incident.

File photo.
File photo.

A GARDA SUFFERED minor injuries yesterday after a suspect fleeing in a car collided with the officer.

The incident took place on the M50 near Tallaght.

Shortly before 6pm, gardaí from the local roads policing unit had stopped a car when it suddenly fled the scene, injuring the garda.

A number of units were alerted, and the car was discovered crashed a short distance away. 

Following a brief foot pursuit, the driver was arrested. 

A quantity of cocaine with an estimated street value of €10,000 was recovered from the car.

The 20-year-old driver was detained under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act 1984 at Tallaght Garda Station.

He has since been released and is expected to appear before a sitting of Dublin District Court tomorrow morning charged in connection with the case.

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The garda who was injured received treatment at Tallaght Hospital and was later discharged.

Gardaí said investigations remain ongoing.

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