Gardaí’s car tyres slashed

FOUR gardaí had the tyres of their private cars slashed outside a Dublin garda station over the weekend.

The four vehicles and a patrol car were attacked on Saturday night shortly after a man who was caught with an armed gang trying to break into the post office in Cabra was charged with attempted robbery.

The 23-year-old was one of two people arrested on Friday morning after gardaí foiled a robbery.

Gardaí believe the tyre-slashing incident is related to this incident.

A 23-year-old man is due in court this morning. A 25-year-old man who was also arrested was released last night and a file will be sent to the Director of Public Prosecutions.

In Cork, gardaí are following a definite line of enquiry following an attempted petrol bomb attack on a northside pub on Saturday. A container of petrol was set ablaze outside Ossie’s Bar in Dillon’s Cross at around 7.30pm. Fire service third officer Edward Buckley described the fire as minor.

In Drogheda, a 23-year-old man was charged with robbery at a special sitting of Ardee District Court on Saturday.

Gardaí believe the man held a shopkeeper at knife point on Narrow West Street. They believe the same man hijacked a car and held its passenger hostage by threatening him with a blood-filled syringe. The car was driven to Swords in Co Dublin where the passenger escaped and alerted gardaí.

In Donegal, gardaí are investigating a fire which destroyed two buildings on Lifford’s Bridge Street early yesterday morning.

Meanwhile, three people were stabbed after an early morning row at a house in Gurranabraher in Cork city yesterday. Their injuries were described as minor.

And fire crews used cutting equipment to free three people after a two-car crash on Cork’s North Ring Road at 8.30pm on Saturday. They were taken to Cork University Hospital but their injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

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