Seven gardaí suffered minor injuries after three cars they were travelling in were rammed during a high speed pursuit.

The incident happened at Windgates near Bray in Co Wicklow.

It is understood two patrol cars and an unmarked garda car were struck by a vehicle they had been pursuing.

One garda was treated in hospital for laceration injuries.

The incident followed the robbery of a poor box from St Fergal's Church in Bray around 1pm.

A black car was pursued by gardaí from Bray to Greystones and then back towards Bray when the ramming occurred.

A man in his 30s has been arrested and is being held Bray Garda Station.

Gardaí have appealed for witnesses to the incident to contact them.