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Man arrested after judge attacked in Dublin court

Published 11/12/2015

Garda officers arrested a suspect
Garda officers arrested a suspect

A man has been arrested after a judge was attacked in court.

Gardai said the incident happened at about 1pm in Dolphin House in Dublin, where the Family Law Court sits.

A man in his 30s was arrested at the building and was being detained under section four of the Criminal Justice Act at Pearse Street Garda Station in the city.

He can be held for 24 hours.

Judge Miriam Walsh, who was appointed to the bench during the summer, was assaulted in what sources described as a violent incident.

It is understood she was taken from the courts in an ambulance to hospital but was later discharged, and her injuries are not believed to be serious.

A spokesman for the Courts Service said security systems are in place at Dolphin House.

"Security systems are in place in the courts at the venue, and were operational. This allowed the Gardai to intervene and make an arrest," the spokesman said.

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