Gsoc appeals for witnesses after teenager sustained head injuries around time of arrest 3 months ago

Gsoc appeals for witnesses after teenager sustained head injuries around time of arrest

A teen suffered serious head injuries and required hospital treatment.

The Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission (Gsoc) is appealing for witnesses to an incident in Dublin city on Tuesday where a teenager suffered head injuries during or around the time of his arrest.

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The 17-year-old boy was arrested in the East Sussex Street area at around 9pm.

Following his arrest, the teenager was brought to Pearse Street Garda Station for questioning.

The matter was referred to Gsoc by a Garda Superintendent in accordance with section 102 (1) of the Garda Síochána Act, 2005, which references any matter where the conduct of a member of An Garda Síochána may have resulted in the death of, or serious harm to, a person.

While no further information was provided in the GSOC appeal, the Irish Times reported that soon after the teen was brought to Pearse Street Garda Station, he required hospital treatment.

It's understood the teen suffered a serious head injury which occurred around the time he was being dealt with by Gardaí and was treated in Beaumont Hospital.

An investigation into the incident is ongoing, including gathering CCTV from Pearse Street Garda Station.

“Gsoc would like to hear from any potential witnesses that may have captured the incident on CCTV, dashcams or mobile footage,” the Gsoc said in a statement.

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