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Garda’s ‘nose broken’ in ‘isolated incident’ at Garth Brooks Dublin gig

The force said a member was taken to hospital with facial injuries after they were allegedly assaulted while responding to a public order incident inside the stadium at the Croke Park gig on Saturday.

Garth Brooks on stage pictured this evening at Croke Park, Dublin for the first in a series of Garth Brooks concerts to take place in the Capital...Picture Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin© Colin Keegan

Country music star Garth Brooks during his first night of a series of concerts at Croke Park, Dublin. PA© PA

Paul HylandIndependent.ie

A man is due in court this morning for allegedly breaking a garda’s nose at Garth Brooks’ gig in Croke Park on Saturday.

An Garda Siochana said a member was taken to hospital with facial injuries after they were allegedly assaulted while responding to a public order incident inside the stadium at the Croke Park gig on Saturday.

A man in his late 20s has been charged in connection with the alleged assault on the officer and is due in court today. It is understood the garda’s nose was broken in the isolated incident.

Country music star Garth Brooks during his first night of a series of concerts at Croke Park, Dublin. PA© PA

"In the course of responding to an isolated public order incident at an event in Croke Park on Saturday, September 10, 2022, a Garda member sustained a facial injury while assisting stewards. His injures required hospital treatment," a garda spokesperson said.

"A man in his late 20s was arrested at the scene and taken to Store Street Garda Station. He is expected to appear before Dublin District Court on Monday, September 12, charged in connection with the incident. Investigations are ongoing."

Tens of thousands of music fans flooded into GAA headquarters across Friday, Saturday and Sunday to see the country music legend perform, with two more concerts taking place this Friday and Saturday to complete the five-night run.


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