Gardaí in Castlerea are appealing for witnesses after a garda who attempted to stop two men was allegedly attacked by them while he was on patrol in the early hours of yesterday morning.

The incident happened at around 1am yesterday (Sunday) morning when the garda tried to stop and detain two men in the Roselawn area of Castlerea.

The garda had been on patrol with two colleagues when they responded to a suspected burglary.

While his colleagues searched the immediate area, the other garda searched further afield where he then encountered two men who he requested to stop.

The men are reported to have resisted being detained and allegedly attacked the garda who had to call for backup.

The garda, as well as the two men he was trying to detain, were later treated in hospital for injuries which were described as "not life threatening".

They were all later discharged.

The alleged attackers are in their 30s and 60s.

Investigations into the incident are ongoing and no arrests have been made.

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to contact them at Castlerea Station on 0949621630 or the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111.

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