Search for men after gardaí and woman injured in Meath ramming

Two gardaí and a woman were taken to hospital

Search for men after gardaí and woman injured in Meath ramming

The suspect car involved | Image: An Garda Síochána

Gardaí are searching for a number of men in Meath after their car was rammed.

Officers from Trim garda station were on patrol as part of Operation Thor in the Kiltale area, at around 11.30am this morning.

They saw a silver VW Golf with four men in the forecourt of a service station.

As the gardaí drove onto the forecourt, the suspect car reversed into another woman's car, injuring her.

The car then rammed the garda car and fled the scene.

Two of the suspects fled on foot but were followed by gardaí.

One 18-year-old suspect was arrested on suspicion of burglary and is being detained at Trim garda station under section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act.

The injured woman and two gardaí were taken to Connolly Hospital in Blanchardstown for treatment.

The silver VW Golf was found a short time later in a field - approximately one mile from Mullagh Cross on the Summerhill to Dunboyne Road.

Local gardaí are being assisted by the Air Support Unit in a search of the area.

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses who may have seen this car in and around the Kiltale area - or may have seen it being abandoned at Mullagh Cross - to contact them at Trim on 046-9481-540, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800-666-111 or any garda station.