Gardaí injured in public order incident in Bailieborough

Tuesday, 12th February, 2019 4:31pm

Gardaí injured in public order incident in Bailieborough

Five people have been arrested after three gardaí suffered injury in a public order incident in Bailieborough Town at the weekend.
The incident occurred at Main Street in the early hours of Sunday morning last, February 10, between the hours of 2.30-3am
A spokesperson for An Garda Síochána confirmed: “Five men were arrested at scene and taken to Bailieborough Garda station. 
No serious injuries were reported. Investigations are ongoing.”
It's understood the members who responded to the incident have all since returned to duty. 
However a spokesperson for the Garda Representative Association has condemned it, and other recent incidents, and has called for the introduction of mandatory prison sentences for people convicted of assaulting frontline emergency staff.
Cavan-Monaghan GRA spokesperson, Garda James Morrisroe, says there has been an increase in the number of such incidents locally in recent weeks, after several rank-and-file members were injured on duty in the Cavan Town area over the Christmas period.


Mandatory sentences
Along with also again calling for gardaí to be equipped with body-cams, Gda Morrisroe said mandatory prison sentences would be a be big deterrent. 
“We need that legislation. The respect is gone out there, that's what we're seeing. 
It's not just gardaí, it's mandatory sentences for assaults on all emergency frontline staff,” he said.

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