Gardai had to use pepper spray on a juvenile after he assaulted a garda responding to reports of a public disturbance in Manorhamilton, Co Leitrim on Christmas Eve.
Gardai were called to the scene of a disturbance at Main Street, at 4.15am on December 24.
They found a male juvenile in an extremely drunken state.
A garda was assaulted during the incident and gardai were forced to use pepper spray in a bid to restrain the juvenile.
Gardai say they are following a definite line of inquiry in relation to the matter and a file is currently being prepared in relation to the incident for the DPP.
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