Longford JPC chair describes alleged threats against senior Garda as “disgusting”

The Chairman of Longford Joint Policing Committee has described reports of “death threats” to a garda involved in an alleged shooting incident in the county last Monday as “disgusting”.

Councillor Gerry Warnock was reacting to reports in the national media that on-line death threats had been made against the Garda officer after a video of the incident between Edgeworthstown and Granard was widely shared on social media.

There are also reports that armed Garda protection has been put on the officer’s home.

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Councillor Warnock says while he can’t comment on the incident on Monday, the reports of death threats and of armed protection being needed are alarming:

Meanwhile, Granard Gardai are continuing their investigations into the discharge of an official Garda firearm at Bolie in Granard on Monday evening.

Sgt Paul McDermott – crime prevention officer in Roscommon-Longford, has issued this appeal for information :