Gardai appeal for witnesses after man seriously injured in Limerick stabbing


GARDAÍ have appealed for witnesses after a man was seriously injured in a stabbing attack in Limerick yesterday.

Gardai said they are “investigating a serious assault that occurred on the evening of Sunday, 11th April, 2021, at a residence in the Ellen Street area of Limerick city.”

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At approximately 5:10pm, Gardaí responding to reports of a disturbance arrived at the scene and “observed a male seriously assaulting another male, attacking him with a knife”, said a Garda spokesman.

“Due to an imminent threat to life, and the proximity of the assailant to the injured party, Gardaí had to physically intervene and manually restrain the attacker, who was still armed with the knife.”

“A male in his 20s has been arrested and the knife was recovered and seized by Gardaí.

“A man in his 50s sustained a number of apparent stab wounds during the assault and was taken to University Hospital Limerick, where he is currently being treated for serious injuries.”

The arrested man has been detained at Henry Street Garda Station under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984.

Gardai said the scene was “preserved for technical examination”.

Gardaí appealed “for any witnesses to this incident to come forward and for anyone who was in the Ellen Street area at approximately 5:10pm to contact Gardaí”.

“Anyone with information in relation to this incident is asked to contact Henry Street Garda Station on 061 212400, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111, or any Garda Station.”