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Lisa Smith was not present and had no involvement in the assault on the female garda yesterdays

Lisa Smith was not present and had no involvement in the assault on the female garda yesterdays

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Lisa Smith was not present and had no involvement in the assault on the female garda yesterdays

A close male associate of ISIS bride Lisa Smith has been arrested for a brutal assault on a female garda

The shocking incident happened yesterday in Dundalk, Co Louth, when the man aged in his 30’s was stopped by gardai for using a mobile phone while driving.

The garda suffered a broken nose and serious injuries to her eye socket.

“This man just kicked off and carried out a totally unprovoked attack when gardai informed him that his vehicle was to be seized.

“After being arrested his violent behaviour carried on all the way back to the station and in the station,” a senior source told Independent.ie.

Earlier in the Dundalk area, a male officer was brutally assaulted while conducting a drugs search on a vehicle.

He received injuries to his nose and lip in the incident.

A man in his 30’s was also arrested in relation to this.

Both suspects have now been charged and are due to appear in court next month.

The violent attacks on the gardai happened less than two weeks after two gardai in the same district were also victims of violent attacks.

On the night of December 5, a garda was allegedly attacked and headbutted during the course of a drugs search came only hours after another officer was injured during a hit-and-run in the town.

A suspect has been charged in relation to the assault but there has been no arrests yet in the hit-and run case.

Meanwhile Lisa Smith was not present and had no involvement in the assault on the female garda yesterday.

Ms Smith is due to on trial at the Special Criminal Court in January 2022 on charges of membership of the Islamic State terrorist group and with financing terrorism.

Ms Smith, who denies the charges, has not come to any garda attention since being released on bail after being first charged with the offences.

The former Irish Defence Forces member was arrested and charged with the terrorist offences after she returned from Syria with her daughter last December.

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