26/10/2012

Two Attacked With Knives And Hammers In Dublin City Centre

Two men are being treated in hospital following a violent attack in Dublin city centre in the early hours of Friday morning.

One man, originally from China, is in a critical condition in the Mater Hospital after he was attacked outside a restaurant on Capel Street around 2am.

It is understood that up to eight men with hammers, knives and possibly a machete, attacked the man, who sustained serious injuries to his head, back and leg.

The second man, who is also Chinese, was admitted a short time later, but his condition is not life-threatening.

Gardaí have launched an investigation and are trying to establish a motive for the attack.

They are examining CCTV footage, and have appealed for witnesses or anyone with information, particularly people from the Chinese community, to contact them at Store Street Garda Station.

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