Gorey Garda injured on duty

By Dan Walsh

A Gorey-based Garda is recovering from shoulder and arm injuries after being hit by a stolen car and dragged some distance in an incident in the town in the early hours of Tuesday morning.

Gardaí are investigating an incident of endangerment and the theft of a car from a residential premises in Gorey, late Monday evening.


Gardaí located the vehicle and its occupants in the early hours of this morning, parked in the Willow Park estate in Gorey.

Gardaí approached the car on foot, at which point the driver drove the stolen vehicle away. A member of An Garda Síochána attempting to stop the car was carried by the vehicle for a distance before falling.

The male Garda member was taken to Wexford General Hospital for treatment of shoulder and arm injuries.

The stolen vehicle and suspects were located a short time later.

Two men aged in their 20s and late teens were arrested and taken to Gorey Garda Station where they are currently detained under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984.

The injured Garda member is receiving support from his colleagues and local Garda Management and the wider Organisational supports of the Peer Support Service, Chief Medical Officer and 24hour counselling service will be provided, to him and his colleagues, as required.

Investigations are ongoing.

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