An Athlone Garda is recovering following an assault in the town earlier this week.
The female officer was hospitalised following the incident which took place at Athlone Bus Station at 7:15 on Tuesday morning.
The Garda attended Portiuncula Hospital having sustained hand and facial injuries.
Three female youths, all in their teens, were arrested brought to Athlone Garda Station.
They 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.
Anyone who may have been in the bus station at the time of the incident and who may have any information is asked to contact Athlone Garda Station.