Sunday 21 January 2018

Stabbed teen runs into cinema for help

Stabbing victim Stephen Bingham
Stabbing victim Stephen Bingham
Conor Feehan

Conor Feehan

A TEENAGER had to flee to the safety of a leading shopping centre after being stabbed a number of times on a nearby street.

Stephen Bingham (19) ran to the cinema complex in Dundrum Town Centre on Dublin's southside after being set upon on Sandyford Road at 11.15pm on Tuesday night.

The terrified teenager from nearby Ballinteer was attended to by staff at the cinema and the town centre.

An ambulance and gardai were called and Mr Bingham was taken to St Vincent's Hospital with several knife wounds.

Although he suffered multiple injuries, none of them are believed to be life-threatening.

A spokesperson for Dundrum Town Centre said that the young man ran there after the attack.

"We don't know what the background to the attack is. He ran into the cinema complex looking for safety, shelter and assistance, and that was all provided for him," he added.

"The gardai and an ambulance were called and from that point on it was a garda matter," the spokesperson added.

The Bingham family said they did not know why he was attacked. "We don't know what happened, it's all very early so we don't have much information," said a man who identified himself as Stephen's brother.

"My mother is with him in the hospital. We hear he is going to be ok," he added.

Gardai at Dundrum are investigating the incident and are appealing for any witnesses to come forward.

Irish Independent

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