Thursday 20 June 2019

Shopkeeper rushed to hospital with suspected fractured skull after early morning raid

Fitzmaurice Road, Glasnevin. Picture: Google maps
Fitzmaurice Road, Glasnevin. Picture: Google maps

Cathal McMahon

A shop assistant suffered a suspected fractured skull during an attempted robbery of a newsagents this morning.

Gardaí are appealing for information after the terrifying incident at the shop in Glasnevin, Dublin 11.

According to a spokesman two men entered the business at 8.15am and assaulted a male member of staff.

The victim, who is in his 40s, received serious head injuries and was taken by ambulance to Beaumount hospital.

The men fled the scene on Fitzmaurice Road in what is believed to be a white saloon type car heading in the direction of Glasilawn Rd. Nothing was stolen in the incident.

Gardaí are appealing for anyone who was in the area between 8am and 8.20am, or has any information, to contact them at the incident room in Finglas on 01-6667500, or the Garda confidential Line 1800-666-111 or any Garda station.

Meanwhile an man  in his 30s is fighting for life after an attack on New Street in Longford town yesterday evening at around 8.30pm.

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