‘Progress’ in investigation into assault on Garda

Gardaí have confirmed that they are continuing their investigation into the vicious assault of a young Roscommon Garda at Blacklion, Co. Cavan last month.

  Garda Padraig Scott (29), a well-known footballer from Tulsk in Co. Roscommon, was hospitalised after being beaten and doused in petrol close to Loughan House prison in the early hours of Monday, February 28th

  A Garda statement released one week on from the incident read: “Padraig remains off duty, recovering from his injuries. He continues to be fully supported by his family, friends and colleagues and is being provided with welfare and any other supports required from the Garda Employee Assistance Service. 

  “Last night (Monday 7th), one week from the assault Gardaí carried out a checkpoint on the N16, Loughan, Co. Cavan at the scene of this attack”.

  Speaking earlier this week, Chief Superintendent Alan McGovern said: “Padraig is a uniformed, unarmed member of An Garda Síochána; he commenced duty as normal on Sunday, February 27th. He was a diligent member of An Garda Síochána going about his normal duties keeping people safe but as a result of a cowardly attack by unknown criminals he did not finish duty as normal that night; Padraig was hospitalised and remains off duty recovering from his injuries and the trauma of this attack”.

  Appealing for further information, Chief Superintendent McGovern stated: “The investigation team continues to make progress in this investigation and I want to thank the public for their support and the assistance received to date. I continue to appeal for any person with any information on this attack to contact investigating Gardaí.

  “Anyone with information is asked to contact the investigation team at Cavan Garda station or the Garda Confidential Line on 1800-666111. Any information received will be treated with the strictest confidence”.

  Gardaí continue to appeal to any person driving on the N16, Cavan, passing Loughan House Prison, or the R206 and R207 at their junction with the N16, between 7 pm on Sunday, February 27th and 3 am on Monday, February 28th, and in particular any person with video footage (dashcam or other format) to contact investigating Gardaí.