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Man hospitalised with 'stab type injuries' following suspected hate crime at train station

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Tallaght Hospital (Julien Behal/PA)

Tallaght Hospital (Julien Behal/PA)

Tallaght Hospital (Julien Behal/PA)

A MAN has been hospitalised with "stab type injuries" following a suspected hate crime at a train station.

The incident happened at a railway station in Newbridge, Co Kildare at around 6.40pm yesterday.

The man (20s) was brought to Tallaght University Hospital with non life threatening injuries.

A garda spokesman said in a statement: "A forensic examination of the scene has been carried out by Garda Scenes of Crime investigators.

"No arrests have been made at this stage. Investigations are continuing."

Local Social Democrats councillor Chris Pender has said that people in Newbridge are horrified by the news.

He told Independent.ie: "I'm 100 per cent shocked, Newbridge isn't somewhere things like this normally happens".

Mr Pender said his thoughts are with the injured man.

"It's not just the physical injuries but the psychological too, that something like this could happen in a place where you live and have friends and family and think you're safe.

"But people in Newbridge are decent and good and I think this is an incident that highlights the effects of cuts to gardai."

He continued to say: "Garda numbers have dropped massively in Newbridge and in Kildare overall, gardai just don't have the interactions they once had."

"I think that is very important, it's important hate crimes like that are treated as such and can ensure that minorities and the most vulnerable in our society are protected."

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