From top: This morning’s Irish Daily Mail; Irish Times
Further to the shooting incident involving a Garda detective in Longford on Monday evening…
Michael Doyle, in The Irish Sun, reports:
“During the incident, what appeared to be a warning shot was fired and Blondie [Christopher ‘Blondie’ Stokes] was hit by a bullet in the foot from a Garda-issue Sig Sauer handgun.
Sources said an Alsatian dog attacked the cop and had to be shot in self-defence…“
The injured man’s uncle Ned ‘Sonny’ Stokes, who arrived on the scene minutes later, said no pooch was killed.
He told the Irish Sun: “When I got there, I met the garda and asked him what happened.
“I went over and I saw Chris after being hit in the leg.
“They have two dogs and I could see them tied up at the back, not a bother on them.”
Yesterday: Meanwhile in Longford