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Sunday 20 April 2014

Two brothers survive knife attack horror at Christmas

An investigation is underway after a man was left fighting for his life after he was stabbed along with his brother on Christmas Day.
An investigation is underway after a man was left fighting for his life after he was stabbed along with his brother on Christmas Day.

A MAN was left fighting for his life after he was stabbed along with his brother on Christmas Day.

The 29-year-old and 33-year-old received life-saving treatment after driving themselves to hospital following the attack.

Gardai sources said they were lucky to be alive, such was the severity of the stabbing at a house in Allenton Drive, Tallaght, after 8am last Wednesday.

The incident occurred after the pair drove from their house in Crumlin to the property.

One of the brothers, who |has a one-year-old daughter with a woman who lives in |the house, had phoned on Christmas morning to say he was coming over to visit.

When the pair arrived, two men who are well known to the woman were at the house.

A fight is then believed to have taken place, which resulted in the two brothers being repeatedly stabbed with a large kitchen knife.

The younger brother was knifed a number of times in the stomach and “lost a huge amount of blood”, while the older sibling suffered a number of deep lacerations.

The brothers then fled the house, jumped in their car and drove to Tallaght Hospital.

When they arrived, the floor of the vehicle was covered in pools of blood, sources said.

BLOOD

One of them added: “The 29-year-old victim was in a very bad way – he had lost four units of blood before medical staff attended to him.

“He is extremely lucky to be alive and is still in hospital, while the 33-year-old has since been discharged.

“The younger man had |been stabbed repeatedly in |the stomach and the abdomen — he was literally minutes |from death.”

Neither the brothers nor |the men who are alleged to have stabbed them were previously known to gardai.

“This was very much a domestic incident but it was a very serious domestic,” one |officer told the Herald.

It is understood that the |stabbing was not witnessed |by the child who was in the house at the time.

The brothers have not yet made a statement to gardai and no arrests have been made.

However, investigating officers have recovered the knife used in the attack and have |carried out a full technical examination of the house at Allenton Drive.

It is understood that there was a huge amount of blood at the scene of the alleged knifing. The matter is being investigated by gardai.

The Tallaght incident was one of three serious stabbing incidents that occurred in the space of just over 24 hours around Christmas Day.

 

kfoy@herald.ie

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