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Saturday 24 August 2019

Woman rushed to hospital after being stabbed in the head and neck with fork at popular Dublin restaurant

Connolly Hospital, Dublin Photo: Garrett White
Connolly Hospital, Dublin Photo: Garrett White
Ian Begley

Ian Begley

A YOUNG woman was hospitalised after she was stabbed in the head and neck with a fork at a popular Dublin restaurant.

Gardai have launched an investigation into the assault that occurred inside Captain Americas in Blanchardstown on Monday night at about 8.45pm.

The woman, who is in her early 20s, received minor injuries to her head and neck when she was attacked with a fork.

Gardai and the emergency services rushed to the scene and treated the woman before she was transported to hospital.

A garda spokesperson told Independent.ie: “Gardaí are investigating an assault incident that occurred in a restaurant in the Blanchardstown Retail Park on 1/7/19 at approximately 8:45pm.

“A woman in her early 20s received minor injuries to her head and neck allegedly caused by a fork. She was taken to Connolly Hospital as a precaution.

“A man aged in his 30s was subsequently arrested and detained at Blanchardstown Garda Station.

“He has been charged in relation to the incident and is due to appear before Blanchardstown District Court on the morning of 03/07/2019.

“Investigations are ongoing.”

A spokeswoman for hospitality chain Press Up Entertainment Group, who own Captain Americas, told Independent.ie: "Investigations are ongoing, so we are unable to comment further other than to say we are incredibly proud of our brave staff who stepped in to stop it and grateful to our customers for their help and understanding. We thank the Gardai for their continued efforts."

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