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Monday 21 April 2014

Video: Bloody scenes in Dublin following shop altercation

THIS is the footage of a violent confrontation that took place outside a busy supermarket earlier this afternoon in Dublin’s city centre.

An altercation between a man and two of the shop's staff occurred at the shop on Talbot Street in Dublin’s north inner city at approximately 2pm today.

Our footage shows a bare-chested man falling from the shop entrance on to the ground in front of shocked onlookers.

It was his second attempt to enter the shop in a short time.

Before the incident, a man could be heard shouting at another party just outside the store.

A pool of blood could be seen outside the shop following the incident as well as discarded food.

A crowd of about 30 bystanders, both passers-by and staff from local businesses, witnessed the scene.

Scene of the Incident outside Supervalue on Talbot St

The supermarket, popular with local workers purchasing their lunch between midday and 2pm, was temporarily closed as the injured man was taken inside.    

When the man emerged from the store, topless and bloody, he was taken away in an ambulance following the altercation. 

Several gardai and an ambulance responded to the scene which was later examined.

A garda investigation is underway.

August is a peak time for tourism in Dublin.

Talbot Street is just a few hundred meters from major transport hubs, Busarus and Connolly Station. 

The area is also the location for a number of youth hostels and hotels.

Fine Gael's North Inner City Councillor Ray McAdam said: “It must have been a scary enough incident for anyone in the shop. It’s not something that you want to see in broad daylight on the streets of Dublin.”

 

Louise Kelly

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