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Friday 22 September 2017

Gardai investigate hatchet attack outside courthouse

Newcastle West District Court in Limerick
Newcastle West District Court in Limerick

AN INVESTIGATION is underway after a man was injured in a hatchet attack outside a court house.

The incident occurred at 1.45pm today, outside Newcastle West District Court in Limerick.

A dispute arose on the street between two men outside the courthouse, which was in recess for lunch at the time.

Members of the public said a number of loud shouts were heard and claimed that a man had been attacked with an assailant armed with hatchet.

The alleged victim also claimed the implement had been used in the attack.

Neither party were involved in a court case, although it’s understood a relative of one the parties involved in the attack had attended court.

The alleged victim gave a description of his attacker.

It is understood the victim’s injuries were minor.

A number of gardai arrived at the scene but no arrests were made.

Investigations are continuing.

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