Very lucky to be alive after being attacked with hatchet

A MAN is lucky to be alive this week after he was attacked and struck to the back of the head by another male wielding a hatchet.

Shoppers in Castleisland watched in horror as a man brandishing a hatchet ran at another male and struck him a blow with the weapon to the back of his head as the victim tried to flee on Saturday afternoon.

Shoppers recoiled in horror at the sight of the the vicious attack and gardaí were alerted immediately.

The attack lasted only seconds and both men fled the scene immediately afterwards. It is not believed the man who was struck required hospitalisation as a result of the incident.

Gardaí in Castleisland investigating the attack are looking for witnesses and can be contacted at Castleisland station on (066)7141204 or on the Garda confidential line on 1800-666-111.


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