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Blood-soaked shirt and shoes mark scene of stabbing in West Dublin last night

Published 09/06/2015 | 06:47

Tuesday 09 June 2015. Kennelsfort Road Lower, Palmerston. Scene of assault.
Tuesday 09 June 2015. Kennelsfort Road Lower, Palmerston. Scene of assault.
Tuesday 09 June 2015. Kennelsfort Road Lower, Palmerston. Scene of assault.
Tuesday 09 June 2015. Kennelsfort Road Lower, Palmerston. Scene of assault.

Two men are recovering in hospital today after they sustained injuries during what has been described as a "violent incident" in West Dublin.

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The alleged stabbing, which occurred at Kennelsfort Road Lower in Palmerstown, happened at approximately 4am this morning.

Two men, both in their mid twenties, were injured during the incident and were rushed to James Connolly Memorial Hospital in Blanchardstown. It is understood one man is in a serious condition.

Another man, who is in his thirties, was arrested at the scene and is currently being detained at Ballyfermot Garda Station under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act.

The scene at Kennelsfort Road Lower in Palmerstown this morning
The scene at Kennelsfort Road Lower in Palmerstown this morning

The crime scene was littered with bloodstained clothing this morning and it was obvious that the situation presented the emergency services with a challenge.

The scene is located on the Kennelsfort Road just where it joins the dual carriageway.

Tuesday 09 June 2015. Kennelsfort Road Lower, Palmerston. Scene of assault.
Tuesday 09 June 2015. Kennelsfort Road Lower, Palmerston. Scene of assault.

A number of bloodstained clothes are visible at the scene, while on a street a few yards away another pile of bloodstained clothing and a running shoe can be seen on the roadway.

The background of the row is not yet clear.

Tuesday 09 June 2015. Kennelsfort Road Lower, Palmerston. Scene of assault.
Tuesday 09 June 2015. Kennelsfort Road Lower, Palmerston. Scene of assault.

Gardai have sealed off the area for forensic examination and traffic restrictions are in place in Palmerstown Village from Old Kennelsfort Road to the N4 Lucan Road due to the incident.

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