Man held after car smashes through Trinity gates

Wednesday 02 April 2014 18.56
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The historic gates at TCD were badly damaged (Pic: @donalmulligan)
The historic gates at TCD were badly damaged (Pic: @donalmulligan)
The scene at the front gate of Trinity College this morning (Pic: @captain_darragh)
The scene at the front gate of Trinity College this morning (Pic: @captain_darragh)
Work at the scene of the incident this morning (Pic: @gribers)
Work at the scene of the incident this morning (Pic: @gribers)

A man has been arrested after the gates of Trinity College Dublin were damaged when a car crashed through them this morning.

The car drove through the front gate following a cleaning van that was entering the college, according to a statement from Trinity.

Security staff from the college pursued the car, which was then driven back towards the front gate.

The car rammed the gates, which had been closed by security, a number of times before breaking through.

It was then driven up Dawson Street where a number of other cars were damaged.

The car was stopped by gardaí and a 68-year-old man was arrested.

He is being held at Store Street Garda Station.