Four gardaí have been acquitted of all charges in relation to a Dublin man who claimed he was assaulted in his flat while his mother was held against her will.

Claire Delaney, Alan Conlon, Eoin Murtagh and Sean O'Leary had pleaded not guilty to all the charges.

The four gardaí pleaded not guilty to forcible entry, trespass and assaulting 21-year-old Owen Gaffney in his flat on Basin Street in Dublin.

Claire Delaney, Alan Conlon and Eoin Murtagh had also pleaded not guilty to falsely imprisoning his mother, Fidelma in the bathroom.

After around seven hours of deliberations, the jury unanimously acquitted all four on all charges.

Mr Gaffney who is currently serving a three year sentence for stealing a car which crashed into another car, claimed that the gardaí came to his flat and assaulted him while he was sleeping.

He claimed three of the gardaí kept his mother in the bathroom while he was being assaulted.

Garda Delaney cried as she was acquitted of all the charges.

Several members of the jury were also in tears.