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Dangerous Driving and Reckless Endangerment Incident, Ballyfermot, Co. Dublin, 20th February 2023

Issue Date: 20th February 2023

This morning, Monday 20th February 2023, Gardaí put in place an information led policing plan in advance of an event scheduled to take place in the Ballyfermot area.

During the course of this event a number of incidents of dangerous driving and reckless endangerment were observed by Gardaí.

While intervening in one of these incidents, a member of An Garda Síochána was struck with a missile and has subsequently received medical treatment.

Two Garda vehicles, a Community Policing Patrol Car and a Marked Patrol Car received significant damage while present at this event.

Two men were arrested on the Kylemore Road in relation to incidents of dangerous driving and two motorbikes were seized.

Both males were taken to Garda Stations in South Dublin and have since been released pending file to the DPP.

A policing plan remains in place in the area to ensure the safety of local residents.

Investigations are ongoing.