Tips will likely be handled with ‘strictest confidence’ say gardaí as they launch photograph of assaulted garda
Gardaí have launched an extra enchantment for info over what has been described because the “cowardly attack” on certainly one of their members in Cavan final month.
n Garda Síochána are persevering with to research the circumstances of the assault on Garda Padraig Scott, an unarmed uniform member, which occurred within the early hours of the twenty eighth February.
The incident occurred within the Blacklion space and reviews point out that the officer had pulled over a suspicious automobile close to the western Cavan village which contained plenty of occupants.
He was badly crushed and doused in petrol close to Loughan House open jail.
One line of investigation is he might have been focused by criminals “dropping off contraband” to the jail.
“The area where he was found is well known to Gardaí for the exchange of contraband into the open prison,” a supply mentioned.
Gardaí have confirmed that Garda Scott stays off obligation and is recovering from his accidents.
“He continues to be absolutely supported by his household, pals and colleagues and is being supplied with welfare and every other helps required from the Garda Employee Assistance Service,” a Garda assertion mentioned,
“Last night, one week from the assault Gardaí carried out a checkpoint on the N16, Loughan, Co. Cavan at the scene of this attack.”
Speaking this morning, Chief Superintendent Alan McGovern described Garda Scott as a diligent officer and urged members of the general public to contact investigating Gardaí if they’ve any details about the incident.
“Padraig is a uniform unarmed member of An Garda Síochána; he commenced obligation as regular on Sunday twenty seventh February 2022; he was a diligent member of An Garda Síochána going about his regular duties maintaining individuals protected however because of a cowardly assault by unknown criminals he didn’t end obligation as regular that night time; Padraig was hospitalised and stays off obligation recovering from his accidents and the trauma of this assault,” he mentioned.
“The investigation group proceed to make progress on this investigation and I wish to thank the general public for his or her help and the help obtained to this point. I proceed to enchantment for any particular person with any info on this assault to contact investigating Gardaí.”
Members of the general public can contact the investigation group at Cavan Garda station or present info by the Garda Confidential Phone Number 1800 666 111.
Gardaí proceed to enchantment to anybody who was driving on the N16, Cavan, passing Loughan House Prison, or the R206 and R207 on the junction with the N16, between 7pm Sunday twenty seventh February and 3am Monday twenty eighth February – and specifically anybody with video footage (dashcam or different format) – to contact investigating Gardaí.
An Garda Síochána are interesting for anybody with any info on this incident to contact Cavan Garda Station at 049 4368800, the Garda Confidential Phone Number 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.
Gardaí mentioned any info obtained will likely be handled with the “strictest confidence”.
The brutal assault on Garda Scott was the third time he had been assaulted whereas working.
Sources have revealed he was injured through the arrest of a suspected drug driver final 12 months when he was allegedly assaulted by the person.
The garda was on his personal when he was allegedly attacked as he made the arrest within the Cavan/Monaghan Garda division.
He was additionally the sufferer of a critical unprovoked assault in July 2016 and required hospital therapy after being attacked after leaving court docket.