Five arrested and two gardaí injured in public order incident in Dublin
The five arrested were between 17 and 20 years old.
Five people have been arrested and two gardaí were left injured after a public order incident that took place in north Dublin.
On Tuesday evening at around 7pm, Gardaí responded to reports of a large group of apparent youths congregated in the Parochial Avenue area of Baldoyle.
Gardaí attended the scene and attempted to engage with the group.
In a statement, a Garda spokesperson said: "Gardaí implemented the 4Es approach – engaging, explaining, and encouraging with enforcement a last resort."
However, the group failed to comply with direction from Gardaí and four men and one woman, aged from 17 to 20, were arrested for breaches of the Public Order Act.
They were detained at Clontarf and Raheny Garda Stations.
Two of the men, both aged 18, have been charged in relation to this incident. They are due to appear before the Criminal Courts of Justice in April 2021.
The other three persons are to be dealt with by way of adult caution and the Juvenile Diversion Programme.
Another male, aged 17, was observed causing minor damage to a parked car and was arrested for criminal damage and was taken to Raheny Garda Station.
He has since been released and is to be dealt with by way of the Juvenile Diversion Programme.
In performing these arrests, a male and female Garda received minor injuries.
They did not require hospital attendance.