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Garda responding to car blaze bottled in early morning attack

Garda responding to car blaze bottled in early morning attack

A garda was hospitalised following an early morning incident in Cabra, Dubln 7.

Officers responded to a call that a car was ablaze at New Campbell’s Bridge area at 5:30am this morning.

On arrival a male garda was attacked by a man in his 30s who assaulted him with that is believed to be a bottle.

The officer was brought to Connolly Hospital in Blanchardstown where he received a number of stitches to his leg.

The garda has since been discharged from hospital.

A man in his 30s has been arrested in connection with this incident and is currently detained at Finglas Garda Station under the provisions of Section 4- Criminal Justice Act 1984.

Investigations are continuing.