Friday 16 March 2018

Motorist slashed after object thrown at his car

Man sustained non life-threatening injuries

Ralph Riegel

Ralph Riegel

A MOTORIST was slashed with a knife by two youths after an object was thrown at his passing car.

The incident occurred shortly after 9pm on Shandon Street in Cork with the motorist sustaining minor non-life threatening injuries.

The man was driving home when he heard a loud 'bang'.

He realised that a rock or bottle had been thrown at his passing car.

He stopped his vehicle and asked two passing teens if they had seen anything.

A row then erupted and the motorist, who is in his early 40s, was apparently slashed with a knife which was produced by one of the teens.

The teens then fled the scene on foot.

The Gardai were notified and the motorist was taken to hospital for assessment.

However, he was discharged with what are described as minor slash wounds.

He did not require surgery.

Gardai are now hunting for the two teens, described as being aged 16 or 17 years, and who fled from the scene on Shandon Street on foot.

Gardai are checking CCTV security camera footage from a number of premises in the area in the belief that the two teens must have been caught on camera.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Bridewell Garda Station.

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