Garda officer hurt in car theft arrest

An Irish police officer has been injured trying to arrest a man fleeing from a stolen car near Dublin.

Police recovered the car during an incident in Ballinteer at about 06:00 local time on Sunday.

An officer sustained injuries, which are not believed to be life-threatening, as he chased and tried to arrest one of two men.

He and another officer, who was not injured, were attacked by a gang who came to the aid of the men.

Two men, aged 18 and 20, have been arrested for road traffic and public order offences.