Two men were arrested after a garda was injured when her garda car was rammed in Swords, Co Dublin.

The incident happened at around 3.25am after gardaí responded to a report of a car acting suspiciously in the Cian Lea estate.

When gardaí arrived at the estate they observed a white Nissan Micra fitting the description.

The car then drove at the garda car, ramming it and injuring the garda.

The garda, aged in her 20s, was taken to Beaumont Hospital with what is described as a serious head wound.

The car was later recovered near Talbot Hall by gardaí responding to calls relating to burglaries.

Following a search of the immediate area by garda units, including the Garda Air Support Unit, two men in their late teens were arrested and taken to Coolock Garda Station.

The men were released without charge this evening and a file is being sent to the DPP.