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Garda Assaulted During Early Morning Incident In Westmeath

She received swelling and bruising to her face as a result.

A man is appearing in court in Westmeath charged with assaulting a Garda. 

Gardaí attended a scene on Church Street in Athlone at 3 o'clock this morning, where a man was being restrained by security.  

The 19 year old male struck out at the officer in the process of his arrest. 

The Garda received swelling and bruising to her face as a result of the attack.

The man is charged to appear before Mullingar District Court today.

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