Up to 12 garda vehicles involved in County Kildare road chase - claim

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Up to 12 garda vehicles involved in County Kildare road chase

Helicopter support wasn't available because of yesterday's weather

Up to a dozen garda vehicles were involved in a pursuit within County Kildare yesterday, it was claimed at Naas District Court today.

Eoin Murphy, 21, whose address was given as 28 Rosconnell Square, Newbridge, and Daniel Kelly, 23, whose address was given as 59 Cedarwood Park, Newbridge, face allegations of criminal damage of a car at Oaktree Avenue, Kildare and assault at the same location. They are respectively charged with alleged possession of a knife and a crowbar at Oaktree Avenue, Kildare. Daniel Kelly faces an allegation of dangerous driving at Great Connell, Newbridge, on March 9.

Paddy McDonagh, 20, whose address was given as 136-137 Phibsboro Road, Dublin 7 faces allegations of criminal damage, assault and possessing a crowbar, all on March 9.

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Brigid McDonagh, 18, whose address was given as 494 North circular Road, Dublin and Willows Gate, Naas Road, Newbridge and stated to be a Patrick’s sister, faces allegations of criminal damage, possession of a blade and assault on March 9.

Sgt Jim Kelly said the injured party suffered a broken nose and bruising and had to have stitches to his face. The criminal damage allegation refers to a car.

Garda Danielle Farragher said the motive for the incident was unclear and it was being alleged that alcohol was driven to a location and a false €50 note was produced.

Garda Dave Marshall said that up to a dozen garda vehicles were involved in a chase for a distance of 15 kilometres.

He said that air support was summoned but could not be provided because of the weather conditions.

The defendants were granted bail, subject to conditions and Judge Desmond Zaidan adjourned the matter.