A still from a video on social media showing the ramming of a patrol car.

Gardai issue update on Cherry Orchard incident

Gardai have carried out six searches this morning at homes in the wider Ballyfermot area as part of their investigations into incidents in the Cherry Orchard area on September 19.

Shortly after 7.30pm on Monday, Gardaí responded to reports of dangerous driving in the Cherry Orchard area. Upon arrival Gardaí observed two vehicles driving erratically. The official Garda vehicle was deliberated rammed on a number of occasions during the incident.

The searches this morning were focused on evidential gathering, and a number of items including electronic devices were seized.

No arrests have been made, investigations are ongoing.

Both Garda members did not report injuries at the time, but have subsequently reported unfit for duty. Both members are receiving support from their colleagues and local Garda Management and the wider Organisational supports of the Peer Support Service, Chief Medical Officer and 24hour counselling service have been provided if required.

Gardaí continue to appeal to any member of the public who may have witnessed this incident or who has any information on this incident to contact Ballyfermot Garda Station on 01 666 7200, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda station.