Garda who was pulled down steps of airplane by asylum seeker awarded almost €88,000 in damages (via

A garda sergeant who was injured when he was pulled down the steps of an airplane at Dublin Airport by a man seeking asylum has been awarded almost €88,000 damages against the State.

Sergeant Michael Griffin (49) told a Garda Compensation hearing in the High Court that in April 2010, while head of an immigration unit, he had noticed a man who failed to join any of the immigration queues at the airport and when spoken to said his documentation was still on the aircraft.

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