08/01/2020

Garda Officers Injured In Ramming Incident In Co Leitrim

Gardaí have issued an appeal for information following an incident in which a patrol car was rammed and two officers injured in Co Leitrim.

Gardaí on patrol in Mohill at about 4.30am saw two suspected stolen vehicles enter a car park of a Centra store. When garda entered the car park, one of the suspect vehicles, a 4x4, rammed the patrol, injuring the two female officers.

According to reports, up to five people fled the scene in the second vehicle, which was found crashed a short time later, with a man, aged in his 30s, trapped inside. He was freed from the vehicle and taken to Sligo University Hospital with serious, but non-life threatening injuries.

In a follow-up operation, two men and a juvenile were arrested in connection with the incident.

Gardaí are appealing to any witnesses or has any information on the incident to contact Carrick-on-Shannon Garda station on 071-9650510 the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.

(MH/CM)

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