Gardaí has issued a call for more information about what has been described as a “cowardly attack” on one of its members in Cavan last month.
A Garda Síochána is continuing to investigate the circumstances of the horrific attack on Garda Padraig Scott, a member not wearing a uniform, in the early hours of February 28.
The incident happened in the Blacklion area and reports said The officer overtook a suspicious vehicle near the western village of Cavan that had several residents.
He was badly beaten and doused with gasoline near the open prison Loughan House.
An investigation line is he may have been the target of criminals “dropping contraband” to prison.
Publishing a photo of the victim, gardaí confirmed he was still on duty and recovering from his injuries.
Superintendent Alan McGovern yesterday described Garda Scott as a diligent officer and urged people to contact the investigative garden if they have any information about the incident. “Padraig is a uniformed unarmed member of An Garda Síochána; he begins his normal duties on Sunday, February 27, 2022; He was a diligent member of An Garda Síochána doing his normal duty to keep everyone safe but due to a cowardly attack by unknown criminals, he failed to complete his mission as usual. usually that night. Padraig has been hospitalized and is still on duty recovering from his injuries and the trauma of this attack,” he said.
Members of the public may contact the investigative team at Cavan Garda Station or via Garda’s Confidential line, 1800 666 111. Gardaí said any information received will be handled in accordance with “measures” StrictI’m confident”.
https://www.independent.ie/news/photo-of-garda-who-was-doused-in-petrol-and-beaten-in-cowardly-attack-released-as-part-of-renewed-appeal-for-information-41421233.html Image of Garda, who was doused with gas and beaten during the ‘cowardly’ attack released as part of a new appeal for information