Sunday 25 February 2018

Businessman beaten with iron bar during attempted robbery

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Ralph Riegel

Ralph Riegel

A businessman was savagely beaten with an iron bar during an attempted robbery.

The incident, which occurred shortly after 5pm in Churchfield on Cork's northside, saw a man in his 30s attacked as he was parking his van in preparation for ending his day's work.

The victim sustained serious but non-life threatening injuries in the incident and was transferred to Cork University Hospital (CUH).

His condition is understood to be serious but stable.

Gardai later arrested two men - aged 19 and 25 - in the Churchfield area in connection with the attempted robbery.

Both are being questioned at Gurranabraher Garda Station.

The duo are in their 20s and can be held for an initial period of up to 24 hours.

Gardai are checking CCTV security camera footage from the area and have also appealed to any witnesses to contact them.

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