Friday 30 September 2016

Man (25) in serious condition after he was stabbed outside Chris Brown event in Dublin

Conor Feehan and Cathal McMahon

Published 16/06/2016 | 08:58

Gardai outside the venue, inset singer Chris Brown
Gardai outside the venue, inset singer Chris Brown
Gardai search Airside Retail Park car park
Gardai search Airside Retail Park car park
Gardai search Airside Retail Park car park close to the scene at the Wright Venue in Airside in Swords where the victim raised the alarm that he had been stabbed
Gardai search Airside Retail Park car park close to the scene at the Wright Venue in Airside in Swords where the victim raised the alarm that he had been stabbed
Gardai search Airside Retail Park car park close to the scene at the Wright Venue in Airside in Swords where the victim raised the alarm that he had been stabbed
Gardai at the scene at the Wright Venue in Airside in Swords where the victim raised the alarm that he had been stabbed
Gardai at the scene at the Wright Venue in Airside in Swords
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A man has been rushed to hospital after he was stabbed in the torso and back in a car park outside the well-known Wright Venue overnight.

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The 25-year-old approached staff who were clearing up after an event with star Chris Brown at the nightspot in Swords, Co Dublin at around 4am.

Gardai search Airside Retail Park car park
Gardai search Airside Retail Park car park

Brown had played the 3Arena earlier in the night.

It is understood he told workers he had been stabbed and to call an ambulance.

Chris Brown
Chris Brown

He was rushed to Beaumont hospital where it was discovered that he had suffered injuries to his back and torso.

Gardai and emergency services arrived at the scene quickly and the man, who is from the Blanchardstown area, was rushed to Beaumont Hospital where he was due to undergo surgery.

Gardai search Airside Retail Park car park close to the scene at the Wright Venue in Airside in Swords where the victim raised the alarm that he had been stabbed
Gardai search Airside Retail Park car park close to the scene at the Wright Venue in Airside in Swords where the victim raised the alarm that he had been stabbed

His injuries have been described as serious.

Sources say the man received "knife wounds to the stomach" in the attack.

Some reports said the victim was partially disembowelled in the attack.

The actual location where the man was stabbed was not known,  but Gardaí believe that the incident took place in a nearby Airside car park and will examine CCTV of the are to establish the full details. Officers from Swords garda station also hope to speak with the man when his condition improves.

An area of the car park in front of the Wright Venue was sealed off by Gardai this morning, and detectives were seen carrying out an initial assessment of the scene.

A garda spokesman confirmed that they are investigating the alleged assault..

A team of gardai were also spotted searching drains in a car park of the Airside Retail Park.

Gardai also searched under cars in the car park for the location of a potential weapon.

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