Sunday 19 November 2017

Two men arrested over hammer attack on Dublin shopkeeper

Tansey's Newsagent, Fitzmaurice Road. Picture: Facebook
Tansey's Newsagent, Fitzmaurice Road. Picture: Facebook
Amy Molloy

Amy Molloy

Two men have been arrested over an attack with a hammer which resulted in a shop owner being hospitalised.

The two men, both in their 20s, were arrested this morning in the Finglas area in Dublin.

Gardai said they have been arrested in relation to an attempted robbery of Tansey's shop on Fitzmaurice Road in Finglas on Saturday.

Kevin Tansey (44) was struck on the head with a hammer at his newsagent's and had to be rushed to Beaumont Hospital with a suspected skull fracture.

His attackers, who entered the shop with their faces covered, fled the scene in a white saloon type car.

Nothing was stolen in the incident.

Gardaí said the men arrested this morning are currently being detained at Finglas and Blanchardstown Garda stations under Section 4 (Criminal Justice Act) and Section 30 (Offences Against the state Act) respectively.

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