Man struck on back of head in as­sault


The Argus - - NEWS - By OLIVIA RYAN

GAR­DAI are ap­peal­ing for wit­nesses af­ter a man re­ported an as­sault in the Saltown es­tate just be­fore the end of 2018.

The man was said to have been walk­ing along the street at the es­tate when he was struck on the head from be­hind at around 3.30a.m on De­cem­ber 29th.

The alarm was raised, and he was trans­ferred by am­bu­lance to hos­pi­tal.

Gar­dai at Dundalk have ap­pealed to any­one who might have been in the area at the time, and wit­nessed any­one act­ing sus­pi­ciously to make con­tact on 042 93 88400.

Mean­while a taxi driver was as­saulted af­ter he dropped off a pas­sen­ger at River­stown, Coo­ley last week­end.

The driver, re­ported to have been a man in his 60’s, was be­hind the wheel of a taxi bus when he took a fare to River­stown at around 4a.m on Sun­day morn­ing.

The pas­sen­ger is be­lieved to have re­fused to pay the fare, and then dam­aged a win­dow in the slid­ing door.

He also as­saulted the driver with a num­ber of blows to the head.

Gar­dai con­firmed the driver was not se­ri­ously in­jured, and did not seek hos­pi­tal treat­ment.

Any­one who has any in­for­ma­tion on the in­ci­dent is also asked to con­tact gar­dai at Dundalk on 02 93 88400.

Gar­dai also in­ves­ti­gated re­ports that a car was pos­si­bly us­ing blue lights in pur­suit of other ve­hi­cles in the Car­ling­ford area last week­end.

Coo­ley Com­mu­nity Alert had is­sued warn­ings about the car on its Face­book page, af­ter con­cerns arose that the oc­cu­pants may have been at­tempt­ing to make the ve­hi­cle look like a garda car.

A garda spokesman told the Ar­gus that it was un­clear if this was the case.

Mean­while, a break in to a shed in Black­rock saw three bi­cy­cles and a power washer stolen on Fri­day last.

And in a sep­a­rate in­ci­dent, the driver of a car parked at Ram­part Lane re­turned to find it had been scored by a key on Thurs­day last.

Dundalk Garda Sta­tion.

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