Wednesday 18 October 2017

Man treated for 'serious head injuries' after Dublin nightclub attack, gardaí hunt suspect

The Wright Venue. Scene of fight.
The Wright Venue. Scene of fight.
Cathal McMahon

Cathal McMahon

A man was rushed to hospital with serious head injuries after an attack outside a nightclub in North Dublin early this morning.

Emergency services were call to the scene at the Wright Venue in Airside Retail Park, Swords at 3.40 am.

A garda spokesman said they discovered a seriously injured man being attended to by staff from the nightclub.

The injured man, believed to be in his 30s, was taken by ambulance to Beaumont Hospital.

Gardaí say he is being treated for "serious head injuries".

The scene has been sealed off and a Garda investigation is underway.

Gardaí say they would like to speak anybody who may have witnessed an altercation between two men outside the club between 3am and 3.30am.

"In particular, we would like to to speak with the driver of a light or bright coloured taxi who picked up a man on the roadway close to where the injured man was being treated. There was at least one other occupant in the taxi at the time."

The man who got into the taxi is described as wearing a light coloured short-sleeved t-shirt and dark trousers.

Last January Emmanuel Agboola (25) who is from the Forest Road area of the north Dublin suburb, was stabbed while waking through Airside Retail Park in an unrelated incident.

He was stabbed in the abdomen and the small of his back.

He staggered to the nearby Wright Venue nightclub and raised the alarm, with quick-thinking staff administering first-aid and calling the emergency services and Gardai.

Anyone with information about this latest attack is asked to contact Swords Garda Station on 01-6664700.

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