A garda's been injured following an assault in County Cavan.
It happened in the early hours of the morning in the Blacklion area.
At around 2 am a Garda on patrol contacted colleagues looking for help.
He was disorientated and unable to explain the exact circumstances of events taking place.
When other Gardai arrived at the scene he was found in a disorientated state and his uniform covered in an accelerant, and he had suffered physical injuries.
The Garda was taken to Sligo University Hospital for treatment for non-life threatening injuries.
The scene in County Cavan has been sealed off for examination and Gardai are appealing for information.
Speaking this morning Chief Superintendent McGovern, Cavan Monaghan Garda Division said,
"This is a very serious and concerning attack on an unarmed member of An Garda Síochána going about their normal duties keeping people safe. Thankfully the incident has not resulted in a fatality or other serious injury.
"The exact motive for this attack is yet to be determined but it is extremely concerning that a member of An Garda Síochána appears to have been targeted and doused in some form of accelerant, the exact intent of this attack is unknown at this time.
"I am appealing for any person with any information on this attack to contact investigating Gardaí.”
Officers are appealing for information from anyone what was "driving on the N16, Cavan, passing Loughan House Prison, or the R206 and R207 at their junction with the N16, between 7pm Sunday 27th February 2022 and 3am Monday 28th February 2022, and in particular any person with video footage."
James Morrisroe is the Garda Representative Association rep for the Cavan/Monaghan Division, he said in a statement:
“The GRA have been informed of a serious assault on one of our members in the Cavan region near Blacklion in the early hours of this morning.
“Our thoughts and concerns at this time are with the injured member and we send the best wishes of all our colleagues for a speedy recovery.
“Unfortunately this horrific and vicious assault once again highlights the dangers faced by our membership while on duty on a daily basis."