October 29, 2020

BREAKING: Garda hospitalised after he was bitten during disturbance in Waterford city, young man in custody

A local Garda was hospitalised after he was bitten on the hand as officers attempted to arrest a young man in Waterford city this evening.

The incident occurred on The Quay at around 4.50pm.

A Garda source told WaterfordNow.ie officers had been called to the scene following a disturbance.

A confrontation ensued, during which an officer was bitten on the hand.

A young man was arrested at the scene and taken to Waterford Garda Station, where he remains in custody.

The injured officer was taken to University Hospital Waterford for treatement.

More details to follow.

Shane Doran

Shane Doran is founder and Co-Managing Editor of News Now Media, incorporating KilkennyNow.ie, WaterfordNow.ie and WicklowNow.ie. He is a former newspaper editor who has held senior executive roles across five national newspaper titles, both broadsheet and tabloid. He was News Editor and Executive Editor of the Irish Independent for more than seven years and spent a number of years in South Africa where he worked as editor of The Daily Voice newspaper. Shane has held senior editorial position with The Sunday Independent, The Herald and The Irish Daily Star and has served as Executive Editor (Group) of Independent News & Media (INM), Ireland’s largest newspaper group.

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