Wire from Commissioner Belfast, handed in at 1-3a.m.
Received at 2a.m. on 29\4.
Following wire received from Head Cost. Slane tonight.
C.I. Gray seriously wounded, D.I. killed 8 men killed, 16 w wounded. Force Disarmd. Please send large force of military or police to Slane at once, have seen G.O.C. and don’t think he proposes sending troops, cannot spare police.