28/05/2009

Man In Hospital After Serious Assault In Dublin

A man has received serious head injuries during an assault in Dublin at the weekend.

Launching an appeal for witnesses today, Gardaí at Pearse Street have asked for the public's assistance in relation to the assault, which occurred outside the Citibar, Dame Street, between the junctions with Temple lane and Crow Street at approximately 3am on Sunday.

The injured party is a 29-year-old man who received serious head injuries and was taken to St James hospital. He has since discharged from hospital.

A Gardaí spokesman said they would especially like to taxi drivers, who were in the area of Dublin at the time, and who may have witnessed this assault. All witnesses are asked to contact

Gardai at Pearse Street at 01-6669000.

Meanwhile, a man is in a serious condition after a stabbing incident in County Sligo. The man in his 20s is in a serious condition in hospital following the attack at a house in the Old Bundoran Road area on Thursday morning. The attack happened at the house on the at around 4am and the injured man was taken to Sligo General Hospital.

The scene of the stabbing has been sealed off for technical examination.

(DW/BMcC)

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