Gardaí hospitalised overnight after Garda car "rammed" during chase near Limerick shopping centre 2 weeks ago

Gardaí hospitalised overnight after Garda car "rammed" during chase near Limerick shopping centre

Two Gardaí are in hospital after the incident.

A spokesperson for An Garda Síochána has confirmed that two Gardaí spent the night in hospital due to injuries sustained during a "managed pursuit."

€1500 of suspected cannabis and a knife were seized by the Gardaí as a result of a car chase near Crescent Shopping Centre Car Park in Limerick city.

A statement from the Gardaí says that when approached by a Garda car, a vehicle took off at speed in the direction of the Ballykeefe Roundabout. Gardaí from the Henry Street District and the Armed Support Unit pursued the vehicle and at Clonmacken Roundabout the car "rammed a Garda vehicle."

Two Gardaí were in the vehicle when it was rammed, and were brought to University Hospital Limerick where they remain on Tuesday afternoon (19 November).

After the collision, the men proceeded on foot but were caught and arrested. They are both in their 20s.

The two men are currently detained under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984 at Roxboro Road and Henry Street Garda Stations.

Gardaí are now appealing for any witnesses to contact Henry Street Garda Station on 061 212 400.