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Investigation Launched After Garda Assaulted In Offaly

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A man has since been arrested.

An investigation is underway after a garda was assaulted in Offaly.

The incident occurred while gardaí were carrying out an arrest on Townsend Street in Birr at about 1 o'clock on the morning of Sunday 11th September.

The garda required treatment for minor injuries.

The suspect, a man in his 20s, was taken to Birr Garda Station.

He has since been charged, contrary to Section 4 and Section 6 of the Criminal Justice (Public Order) Act, 1994, and appeared before Tullamore District Court yesterday morning.

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