Garda injured after driver fails to stop at Nenagh checkpoint

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A Traffic Corps Garda received injuries to his leg and hand in a incident at a checkpoint in Nenagh on November 14. The gardai were operating a checkpoint at around 11.30pm on the outskirts of the town when a driver failed to stop and hit the garda, who was not seriously injured in the incident.

A Traffic Corps Garda received injuries to his leg and hand in a incident at a checkpoint in Nenagh on November 14. The gardai were operating a checkpoint at around 11.30pm on the outskirts of the town when a driver failed to stop and hit the garda, who was not seriously injured in the incident.

The driver was chased by the gardai and drove the wrong way down Abey Street before turning into Kenyon Street and abandoing his vehicle at Martyr’s Road. The male driver who is in his mid-20s and from outside Tipperary was caught following a chase on foot and was charged with dangerous driving.

Meanwhile, five people were arrested for drug offences in the Nenagh garda District over the last weekend, with another man was charegd with having drugs for sale or supply. The man is understod to have been detained at St Conlon’s Road and a large quantity of amphetimnes and cannabis herb was found in his possession. The other five arrested were charge with simple pssession for own use.

A female shop assistant was terrified by a robber who entered the Village Shop, Carrig, at closing time around 7pm on November 11 and told her to “get all the money and make no sudden movements”. Though the robber was unarmed, he shouted at the assistant in a threatening manner and she handed over E700 in cash. The man, who is believed the be local and in his 20s, was fully disguised. Garda enquiries are ongoing.

Meanwhile, there were six burglaries in the district over the past week. In the first incident the occupant of a house at Bulfin Crescent, Nenagh, heard a noise at around 6.45pm on November 11 when they found their front door had been forced. Three youths fled on foot. Nothing was taken in the incident.

On November 13, at Golden Grove, Rosrea, the gardai were alerted to a break-in at a premises at 4.40am. When they arrived, tey met a security guard who informed them thegardage had been broken into and an estimated E850 worth of hose kits stolen. Other car accessories valued at E50 were also taken. CCTV coverage shows two males driving off in a Nissan Almeira and enquiries are ongoing.

A couple who went out last Friday, November 14 to watch the Ireland and Scotland soccer match came back to find their house ransacked and cash and valuables worth E650 taken. garda investigations are continuing.

There were two burglaries in Newport on Monday, November 17, with the first happening at Stone Hall around 2am. A couple who were asleep heard a noise and their alarm went off. However, by thetime they could react, the thieves had made off with a laptop and Ipad valued at E1,200. The second burglary happened at 4am at Mulcair Manor when neighbours of the vctims spotted a car acting suspicioulsy. They approached the driver who was masked. The neighbours had observed up to six people steal their neighbours’ car after they had broken into the house and taken the keys. A handbag valued at E250 was also taken by the thieves.