Roscommon Garda assaulted in Athlone

The female Garda who was hospitalised following an assault at Athlone Bus Station on Tuesday is a resident of County Roscommon.

The assault happened after Gardaí attended the scene of a public order incident at the bus station shortly after 7 am.

During the course of an arrest, a member of An Garda Síochána was assaulted, sustaining hand facial injuries. Three female youths, all in their teens, were arrested and brought to Athlone Garda Station.

The three youths have since been released and a file is being prepared for the Garda National Juvenile Office and the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions.

The injured member of An Garda Síochána attended Portiuncula University Hospital in Ballinasloe for treatment of her injuries and has since been discharged.

Investigations are currently ongoing.