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Stab victim needs 100 stitches after frenzied attack

A MAN required 100 stitches after a knife attack in Dublin last night.

The victim needed emergency treatment and lost a huge amount of blood in the frenzied slashing at a house in Berkeley Street, Dublin 7.

Paramedics treated the man at the scene and then rushed him to hospital.

Gardai rushed to the three-storey, over basement Georgian building at 8.30pm last night after a woman reported seeing two men running out the front door.

A man in his 40s was found covered in blood and an ambulance with an advanced paramedic team was called to the scene in the north inner city.

The paramedics tried to stem the flow of blood from his extensive knife injuries before taking him to hospital.

The clothes of the ambulance men were seen to be covered in blood.

Today, a 66 year old local man told the Herald: "There were a lot of Gardai here last night. I saw two patrol cars and a Garda van and at least four Gardai at the front door.

"This isn't the first time there has been trouble. I've seen Gardai arrive a few times in the last few months, "he said.

Gardai said the scene of the attack was being preserved for a forensic examination later today.

TERRIFIED

A 46-year-old man who lives near the scene said: "It's absolutely disgraceful what's been going on in this area on a nightly basis. I'm terrified to go outside my door after 5 o'clock at night.

"There's a lot of drinking and homelessness and drugs in this area.

"Also there's a lot of temporary accommodation around here.

"There seems to be all sorts of problems in that building," he said.

aokeeffe@herald.ie


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