Sunday 17 December 2017

Motorist stabbed while challenging youths who pelted his car with stones

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David Kearns

A motorist was stabbed after he tried to stop a gang of youths from throwing rocks at his car.

The man, who is in his 30s, was set upon by up to half a dozen teens when he approached a group who pelted his car with stones as he was driving down Corbally Road in Limerick.

During the confrontation, which happened shortly after 9:20 pm last Saturday, the man was stabbed in the back, possibly while he was walking away.

Following the attack, the youths fled the scene and the man managed to get into his vehicle and alert Gardaí.

He was taken to University Hospital Limerick as a cautionary measure but was released later that night.

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Gardaí said they are treating the incident as a case of “serious assault” and are appealing for witness to come forward.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Mayorstone station on 061-456980 or the the Garda Confidential Hotline on 1800-666111.

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