Monday 11 December 2017

Stabbing victim fights for life after row over cricket

Luke Byrne

A man was fighting for his life last night after two men were assaulted in what is believed to be an argument over cricket.

Gardai are investigating after two men, originally from India, were stabbed in the early hours of yesterday morning in the south Dublin suburb of Greenmount Lawns, Terenure.

Both men, one aged 26 and the other middle aged, were were taken to St James's Hospital. The younger man was later released but the older man was described as being in a critical condition last night.

It is understood that a 36-year-old Pakistani male has been arrested over the incident.

Sources said that the incident followed a late-night drinking session and could have been sparked by a row over the upcoming India versus Pakistan Cricket World Cup semi-final.

Locals described hearing shouting on the street outside the house and said that an argument started at around 4.20am.

Irish Independent

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