The Association of Garda Sergeants and Inspectors has condemned alleged social media threats made against a member of the gardaí in Longford following an incident in Granard earlier this week.
Investigations are continuing after a senior Garda fired an official firearm during the course of an incident at Ferriskill on Monday evening
In a statement to Shannonside FM, The AGSI claims that “it is an unacceptable situation that Gardaí performing their duty are targeted with threats on social media and the AGSI condemn any such threats unequivocally.”
They have called for a full investigation of any threats made against Garda members and that anyone who is identified as making a threat should be prosecuted.
The comments come as Gardai issued a renewed appeal for witnesses in relation to the incident at Ferriskill last Monday.
Gardaí wish to speak to any persons who were in the area of Ferriskill or perhaps were a road user at the time of the incident to contact them at Granard Garda station on 043 6687660