A man is in custody in Limerick after a garda was injured in a knife incident in the village of Castleconnell in Co Limerick yesterday.

The garda went to a house in the village as part of a follow-up call to discuss matters with a man who was the sole occupant of the house.

As the garda was leaving, the man followed him and a knife was produced. The garda received an injury to his hand.

The man, aged in his 40s, was arrested and is being questioned at Henry Street Garda Station.

The garda was treated in hospital and needed a number of stitches.

He is now recovering after being released from hospital.