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Three youths charged over ramming of Garda car

Cate McCurry, PA

Three youths have been charged in connection with the ramming of a Garda car in Dublin last month.

Gardaí arrested four juveniles following an investigation into the alleged endangerment of gardai and related incidents in the Cherry Orchard area, which are said to have happened on September 19.

An operation was carried out today by officers from Ballyfermot, Clondalkin and Rathcoole garda stations.

Gardai said three of the four will appear before Dublin Children’s Court tomorrow.

The fourth has been referred to the Juvenile Youth Diversion Programme.

The incident was widely condemned by politicians and locals.

Footage showing dozens of onlookers cheering after the Garda car is rammed was shared online.

The incident led to a meeting between politicians, community representatives and organisations and Garda members.

Minister for Justice Helen McEntee announced a number of measures to tackle ongoing issues.

She announced plans to crack down on anti-social problems in the Cherry Orchard area.

Gardai continue to appeal to anyone with information to contact the incident room at Ballyfermot Garda Station on 01 666 7200, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda station.

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