Four male juveniles arrested in connection with ramming of Garda vehicle in Dublin 2 months ago

Four male juveniles arrested in connection with ramming of Garda vehicle in Dublin

An incident of endangerment took place in Cherry Orchard last month.

Four male juveniles have been arrested in connection with an incident in which a Garda vehicle was rammed during scenes of cars “driving erratically” in Dublin last month.

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The incident took place in Cherry Orchard on the evening of Monday, 19 September. Shortly after 7.30pm, Gardaí responded to reports of dangerous driving.

Upon arrival, Gardaí observed two vehicles driving erratically. Both vehicles failed to stop when requested to do so by Gardaí and one vehicle collided with an official Garda vehicle.

Video footage of the incident, which was witnessed by cheering crowds in the vicinity, was widely shared on social media and on WhatsApp.

Though no injuries were officially recorded, two Garda members involved in the incident subsequently reported as unfit for active duty.

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Now, a spokesperson for An Garda Síochána has confirmed that four male juveniles have been arrested in line with an investigation into the endangerment of Gardaí and related incidents in the Cherry Orchard area on the evening in question.

The arrests follow an operation carried out early on Monday morning (3 October) by personnel from Ballyfermot, Clondalkin and Rathcoole Garda stations.

All four male juveniles have been detained at a number of Garda stations under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984.

Gardaí continue to appeal to the public for information regarding the incident at Cherry Orchard.

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Anyone with relevant information is asked to contact the incident room at Ballyfermot Garda Station on 01 666 7200, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda station.