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Locals Up In Arms After Garda Car Rammed In Cherry Orchard Incident

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Gardai have issued an appeal for witnesses after a Garda car was rammed in the Cherry Orchard area of Ballyfermot in further apparent examples of ongoing random and dangerous criminality in the locality.

Officers responded to a call yesterday, after two cars were reported driving ‘erratically.’ Online footage shows two cars drifting and speeding in the west Dublin area.

By the time a squad car arrived at around 7.30pm, a large crowd of onlookers had gathered to watch on.

However two vehicles at the centre of the alleged incidents paid no heed to gardai, before one smashed into a Garda car head on.

Sinn Fein Councillor and Chair of the local Joint Policing Committee, Councillor Daithi Doolan, says the community is being traumatised by a minority:

People were ringing me in tears long before anyone watched those videos, they’re frustrated.”

But this is night after night after night, going back weeks and months.”

I was up there in January and witnessed it first hand, I also bore the brunt of an attack standing with residents.”

Now I hope last night, and that video, does land on the desk of the commissioner and does land on the desk of the commissioner.”