Gardaí Attacked After Search Operation In South Dublin

Gardaí Attacked After Search Operation In South Dublin
Rachael O Brien
Rachael O Brien

29 Apr 2018

A man in his 50's been arrested after Gardaí were attacked following a search operation in Dublin last night.

One Gard remains in hospital after receiving injuries to his head and body while another was bitten by a dog.

Two Gardai were attacked while searching a man on Ballyogan Avenue in Dublin 18 at around half seven yesterday evening.

A large crowd gathered outside a house and a metal baseball bat was produced.

One of the gardai was hit with the bat a number of times causing injuries to his body, head and face.

The Garda was taken to Tallaght Hospital where he remains.

In a follow up operation shortly after midnight a house was searched on Ballyogan Avenue by gardai from Dun Laoghaire supported by Armed Support Units.

A man in his 50s was arrested and a number of items were seized.

He's currently being detained at Dun Laoghaire Garda Station.

A Garda was also bitten by a dog during the search and required hospital treatment.