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Man's spleen was removed after stabbing


Temple Bar by Sheila McCarthy

Temple Bar by Sheila McCarthy

Temple Bar by Sheila McCarthy

A YOUNG man had to have his spleen removed during emergency surgery after he was repeatedly stabbed in a knife attack in Temple Bar, a court has heard.

The youth accused of carrying out the attack, Michael Power (20) allegedly stabbed the man in the back and side, chased him, then slashed him from the back of his head around to the front of his face.

The alleged victim, Thomas Hanrahan, was left in a critical condition in hospital following the incident last weekend.

Judge Michael Walsh refused to grant bail to Mr Power at Dublin District Court and remanded him in custody until Tuesday.

Mr Power, of Parslickstown Gardens, Mulhuddart is charged with two counts of assaulting Thomas Hanrahan on June 27; at Cope Street (inset)and at Anglesea Street.

He is also charged with two counts of possession of a knife.

The court heard he made no reply to the charges.

Objecting to bail, Garda Kieran O'Sullivan alleged Mr Power came across Mr Hanrahan who was sitting alone at Cope Street between 7.40pm and 7.50pm.

"It is alleged Thomas Hanrahan suffered multiple stab wounds to his back and side area," the garda said.

It was alleged he ran down Anglesea Street and the accused stopped chasing him and walked away but returned and slashed Mr Hanrahan on the face with a knife, "starting at the back of his head and coming around to the front of his face".


Applying for bail, defence solicitor Amanda Connolly said Mr Power would abide by conditions.

Judge Walsh said the defendant came before the court an innocent man. However, he said the alleged offences were serious and refused bail.

Co-accused Darren Donovan (18), also of Parslickstown Gardens, Mulhuddart, was granted bail after he appeared in court earlier charged with one count of assault causing harm to another man at Fleet Street.