Sunday 25 August 2019

Two Mountjoy Prison inmates in hospital following stabbing

The injuries are not thought to be life-threatening
The injuries are not thought to be life-threatening

Two inmates have been taken to hospital after a stabbing incident at Mountjoy Prison.

A 29-year-old prisoner suffered head injuries in the attack, while a second man, thought to be in his 30s, was stabbed in the abdomen.

Both have been taken to the nearby Mater Hospital where their conditions have been described as non-life-threatening.

Authorities are investigating whether the attack is linked to the gangland Kinahan-Hutch feud.

The incident happened in the prison's A division, which houses "general population" inmates, the Prison Service said.

Gardai have been called to the scene and are expected to launch an investigation.

The attack, involving an as yet undetermined weapon, happened at around 10.30am on Tuesday morning.

It is believed one inmate attacked another, and went on to attack a second inmate who had come to the initial victim's aid.

Authorities have yet to determine the exact number of people involved in the disorder.

A Prison Service spokesman said: "Two prisoners were injured in an incident at Mountjoy Prison this morning.

"The prisoners are receiving medical attention for their injuries, which are serious but not life-threatening.

"The matter is being investigated by the Irish Prison Service and An Garda Siochana."

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