Garda car rammed and man stabbed in separate incidents

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A number of serious incidents occurred in Dundalk town over the weekend including a stabbing and the ramming of a patrol car. .

On Saturday afternoon two Gardaí were injured after their partrol car was rammed in an incident at Doolargy Avenue, after a man went on a wild joyride across Dundalk.

It is understood that the driver use d a stolen van to ram the Garda vehicle.

The Garda car was left with its right hand bonnet severely smashed following the incident, which drew a large crowd around the smashed squad car.

The stolen van is then understood to have crashed into the gates of St Nicholas’s Church. The man, who is believed to brandished a knife, was then arrested by Gardaí.

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses following a stabbing incident on the Mill Road on Sunday night.

At approximately 10pm a 24-year-old male was seriously injured when he was stabbed during an incident outside a house on Mill Road, Dundalk. He was taken by Ambulance to Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda. His injuries are not thought to be life threatening.

A male aged in his 20s was arrested in connection with the incident and is currently detained under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984 at Dundalk Garda Station. The scene has been preserved for a technical examination.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dundalk Garda Station 042-9388400 or the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111


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