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Foreign national stabbed in the stomach in Stephen's Day attack

A MAN was stabbed multiple times in the stomach in an early morning St Stephen's Day attack.

Just before 5am, the 31-year-old foreign national was with a friend at the junction of Sean MacDermott Street Lower and Champions Avenue when they were approached by a group of men.

An argument ensued between the two groups. The victim was attacked and suffered a number of stab wounds.

The emergency services were called and the man was taken by ambulance to the Mater Hospital.

Last night a garda spokesman said the man's injuries were not life-threatening.


Officers in Store Street have launched an investigation and have urged anyone who witnessed the attack, or has any other information, to come forward.

The suspect left the scene and there have been no arrests.

Gardai said that no description of the assailant was available.

Anyone with any information has been asked to contact Store Street garda station on (01) 666 8000.

The victim remained in hospital where he was last night being treated for his injuries.

Sources have said that the man received at least two stab wounds in the incident.

No one else was injured in the incident.