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Gang stabs cabbie in the face on his own doorstep

AN innocent taxi driver has been stabbed in the face by armed intruders who tried to force their way into his north Dublin home.

He suffered facial injuries in the attack at his home, at Willie Nolan Road, Baldoyle, last night.

Two men, one armed with a knife and another with a gun, called to the house at around 11.45pm and tried to force their way in.

After a confrontation the victim was held at knifepoint and, after trying unsuccessfully to disarm his attacker, he was stabbed in the face.

He is being treated for stab wounds in Beaumont Hospital, though his injuries are not life- threatening. It is understood he is a taxi driver.

A motive for the incident is being investigated.







Hunting

Gardai believe the men who carried out the attack called to the man's house and he confronted them at the front door.

The man was then beaten and stabbed by the attackers.

Gardai from Raheny are hunting two men. It is believed they fled the area on foot. Detectives say they are following a definite line of inquiry.

The two attackers are believed to be from the Sheriff Street area of the north inner city.

Gardai sealed off the property this morning and are carrying out a technical examination.

A garda spokesperson told the Herald: "We are investigating an assault on a man at a house on the Willie Nolan Road last night. Gardai are carrying out investigations."

The incident was the second serious knife attack in the city in 48 hours.

A man had his hand partially severed in an unrelated incident in Ballyfermot at 2am last Thursday.







Hacked

The 23-year-old's right hand was almost hacked off in the incident and he was treated -- along with an associate -- in Tallaght Hospital.

Two men were arrested shortly afterwards.

hnews@herald.ie


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