Gar­daí to pre­pare file for DPP after ma­chete at­tacks

The Irish Times - - Home News - BARRY ROCHE

Gar­daí are to pre­pare a file for the Di­rec­tor of Pub­lic Pros­e­cu­tions after ar­rest­ing and ques­tion­ing two men about an in­ci­dent in which a group armed with a ma­chete and a hur­ley at­tacked mem­bers of a soc­cer team as they took refuge in their cars.

Mem­bers of the Armed Sup­port Unit were de­ployed to sup­port uni­formed and plain­clothes of­fi­cers as they dealt with the in­ci­dent which hap­pened near Wil­ton on Cork’s south­side at about 7.30pm on Thurs­day.

A row broke out when two men in their 20s and a teenager, who were all highly in­tox­i­cated, con­fronted mem­bers of

Rich­mond FC who were train­ing on their pitch at Gar­ran­dar­ragh off Sars­field’s Road.

The soc­cer play­ers were forced to de­fend them­selves and the three young men left the scene after a brief ex­change of blows but they re­turned in a car with two other men and they went to at­tack the soc­cer play­ers with a ma­chete and a hur­ley.

The soc­cer play­ers got into their cars but the men be­gan at­tack­ing the ve­hi­cles with the ma­chete and the hur­ley, smash­ing in wind­screens and side win­dows in five of the cars be­fore gar­daí brought the sit­u­a­tion un­der con­trol.

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