Wednesday 21 February 2018

Horror over machete attack on man

Victim (34) was stabbed with large knife in vicious weekend attack

Dundalk Garda Station.
Dundalk Garda Station.

Olivia Ryan

A 34-year-old man Dundalk man was seriously wounded after being stabbed with what was believed to have been a machete in a vicious attack near Hoey's Lane junction on the Dublin Road on Saturday night last.

Dundalk gardai confirmed they are investigating the serious assault which took place between 10.10pm and 10.30pm.

The victim was reported to have been walking along the Dublin road when an 'altercation' took place with another man, who produced a 'machete like' knife.

He suffered serious stab wounds, but tried to make his way home before the alarm was raised.

He was transferred to the Lourdes Hospital in Drogheda, and was reported to have undergone surgery following the attack.

Gardai say they're following a definite line of enquiry into tracking down the attacker. Two scenes were sealed off as part of the investigation, along the Dublin Road, and at Mullaharlin Park

Anyone who witnessed the incident or who may have CCTV related to it are asked to contact the Dundalk Garda Station on 042935577 or the garda confidential telephone line on 1800 666 111.

Meanwhile, a young woman endured a terrifying ordeal when she was approached by a man threatening her with a syringe as she walked along Tom Bellew Avenue.

The incident was reported to have taken place between 10.15 and 10.30pm on July 3rd. The man demanded money from the woman before fleeing the scene. He was described as having blond hair and blue eyes, and was wearing a blue jumper.

Gardai also received a report of an attempted break in at a house in The Loakers on Friday last, July 8th. There was knocking at the door to the house at around 12.35a.m, before two men were seen going around the side of the property. The house alarm was activated, and the men fled the scene.

Garda confirmed seven public order arrests over the last week, and two arrests for drugs offences.

The Argus

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