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North Tipperary Garda Seriously Assaulted

gardaA female garda from North Tipperary has been seriously injured following an assault in Co Offaly.

Based at Tullamore station, the 30-year-old Garda had been called out in response to a call regarding a public order incident at William Street in the town, shortly after midnight on Sunday night last.

It is understood that as the Garda arrived to investigate the incident, a male threw a beer keg, obtained from a nearby licensed premises, striking her on the forehead and knocking her to the ground

The garda, who has some ten years service in An Garda Síochána, was immediately rushed to the Midland Regional Hospital Portlaoise with face and neck injuries. She has since been discharged from hospital, but it is understood that she will continue to receive ongoing medical treatment.

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