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Wednesday 13 December 2017

Gardai hunting man after mum and son (16) stabbed at their home

Garda forensics at scene. Coultry place, Ballymun, Dublin. Picture: Caroline Quinn
Garda forensics at scene. Coultry place, Ballymun, Dublin. Picture: Caroline Quinn
Garda forensics at scene. Coultry place, Ballymun, Dublin. Picture: Caroline Quinn
Garda forensics at scene. Coultry place, Ballymun, Dublin. Picture: Caroline Quinn
Garda forensics at scene. Coultry place, Ballymun, Dublin. Picture: Caroline Quinn
Garda forensics at scene. Coultry place, Ballymun, Dublin. Picture: Caroline Quinn
Garda forensics at scene. Coultry place, Ballymun, Dublin. Picture: Caroline Quinn
Garda forensics at scene. Coultry place, Ballymun, Dublin. Picture: Caroline Quinn
Garda forensics at scene. Coultry place, Ballymun, Dublin. Picture: Caroline Quinn
Garda forensics at scene. Coultry place, Ballymun, Dublin. Picture: Caroline Quinn
Garda forensics at scene. Coultry place, Ballymun, Dublin. Picture: Caroline Quinn
Garda forensics at scene. Coultry place, Ballymun, Dublin. Picture: Caroline Quinn
Garda forensics at scene. Coultry place, Ballymun, Dublin. Picture: Caroline Quinn
Garda forensics at scene. Coultry place, Ballymun, Dublin. Picture: Caroline Quinn
Garda forensics at scene. Coultry place, Ballymun, Dublin. Picture: Caroline Quinn

Crime Correspondent Ken Foy

Gardai are hunting for a 24-year-old man after a mother and her teenage son were stabbed in a horrific incident in north Dublin yesterday morning.

The violent incident which happened outside a house in Ballymun, north Dublin, led to a large knife being embedded in the arm of a 16-year-old boy.

The boy’s 45-year-old mother was also stabbed in the neck in front of him.

A trail of blood could be seen outside their home as a garda forensic team conducted a technical examination of the scene.

Sources say that gardai are following a definite line of enquiry in relation to the incident and are hunting for a suspect who is well known to the victims and has a history of psychiatric problems.

Both victims are now expected to survive after initial fears that the woman may be in a critical state.

They were being treated last night at Beaumont Hospital on the capital's north side.

A garda spokesman said: “Gardai are investigating all of the circumstances surrounding a stabbing incident in Ballymun.

“A male and a female were taken by ambulance to hospital with stab wounds following an incident in a house at approximately 10am yesterday morning.

“The conditions of those injured are not yet known. The scene was preserved for a technical and forensic examination.”

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