Saturday 1 October 2016

Man (52) rushed to hospital after being stabbed in neck 'with broken glass'

Conor Feehan & Robin Schiller

Published 12/07/2016 | 09:01

Belcamp Green where a man was stabbed in the neck last night. Picture credit: Damien Eagers
Belcamp Green where a man was stabbed in the neck last night. Picture credit: Damien Eagers

A man is in a serious condition in hospital today after being stabbed in the neck in an attack in Coolock in Dublin in the early hours of the morning.

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The victim, aged 52 and named locally as Paul Clarke, was attacked with a broken glass at a house in Belcamp Green at around 1am.

Belcamp Green where a man was stabbed in the neck last night. Picture credit: Damien Eagers
Belcamp Green where a man was stabbed in the neck last night. Picture credit: Damien Eagers

A witness told Independent that the victim was attacked by a woman after a row developed in the house.

Neither the victim or the alleged attacker own the house where the attack took place, but were said to be visiting at the time.

"They know each other as friends, but a row started over money. It was €15 or €20 that was owed from one to the other, but then it escalated from there," the witness said.

"Then I heard a glass breaking and I thought it was the television screen, but then Paul came into the room gripping his neck and there was blood pouring out of him.

"We got a towel and put pressure on it but he was cut badly. He was going asleep by the time the ambulance and fire brigade got here. It was a bad injury," he added.

The victim was rushed to Beaumont Hospital where he underwent emergency surgery.

Belcamp Green where a man was stabbed in the neck last night. Picture credit: Damien Eagers
Belcamp Green where a man was stabbed in the neck last night. Picture credit: Damien Eagers

He was described as being in a serious condition this morning.

Gardai preserved the scene and a forensic examination of the scene was expected to take place this morning.

While no arrests have been made Gardai investigating the attack are following a definite line of inquiry.

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