Garda vehicle rammed following scenes of "utter lawlessness" in Dublin 5 days ago

Garda vehicle rammed following scenes of "utter lawlessness" in Dublin

Footage of the incident was shared widely on social media on Monday night.

Gardaí are investigating an incident in which a Garda vehicle was rammed during scenes of cars “driving erratically” in Dublin on Monday evening.

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Shortly after 7.30pm on Monday (19 September), Gardaí responded to reports of dangerous driving in the Cherry Orchard area of Dublin.

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.

No injuries were reported during the incident.

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The scenes have been widely condemned since footage emerged on Monday night.

Fianna Fáil Dublin spokesperson Cormac Devlin said: "Videos posted online tonight show scenes of utter lawlessness in a Dublin community.

"The clips posted online show cars driving erratically and ramming Gardaí without any fear or thought for the Gardaí on duty.

"This is evidence of the shocking incidents Gardaí are forced to deal with as a small proportion of people terrorise a whole community.

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"We have to come down much stronger on what is pure lawlessness happening across the capital, and back the Gardaí with the resources and legislation to deal with those who behave with no regard for law or life.

"My thoughts are with the Gardaí having to deal with those incidents this evening as well as the majority of good people being terrorised by these thugs."

Gardaí are appealing to any member of the public who may have witnessed this incident to come forward.

Gardaí are also appealing to anyone who was travelling in the Cherry Orchard area at this time and who may have camera (dash cam) footage to make this available to investigating Gardaí.

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Anyone with any information in relation to this incident should contact Ballyfermot Garda Station on 01 666 7200, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda station.

No arrests have yet been made and investigations are ongoing.