A man is in a serious condition in hospital in Cork after he was stabbed in what appears to have been a targetted attack at a bus stop in Bandon this morning.
A man in his 20s was found in a collapsed state at the bus stop in the Glasslyn road area of Bandon at approximately 7.45am on Tuesday.
When gardaí arrived at the scene, they found he had received multiple stab wounds.
It was later confirmed that the man received one stab wound to a leg and several stab wounds to his back. It is understood that among those who attended the scene was Dr Jason Van Der Velde of the West Cork Rapid Response, who provided a vital intervention.
The man was taken by ambulance to Cork University Hospital, where he is said to be in a serious but stable condition.
Gardaí found a knife at the scene and a man in his 40s who was present was arrested. He is being detained at Bandon Garda Station under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act.
It is understood that both men are known to each other and one line of inquiry being explored is that the stabbing may have followed on from an earlier dispute between both parties.
Both men are Irish nationals but it is believed they are not from Bandon.
Gardaí are appealing for anyone with information in relation to the assault to contact them at Bandon Garda Station on 023 885 2200 or the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111.
Local Cork County councillor Kevin Murphy, said he was shocked to hear of the incident, which happened near the town centre in the early morning.
There was a 7.45am bus scheduled to travel from Bandon to Cork but it is uncertain whether the injured man had been attempting to board it. Those who raised the alarm are understood to have been waiting for the bus.
Gardaí said their investigations are continuing.
By Digital Desk staff
Gardaí are investigating a serious assault following the discovery of an injured man at a bus stop in Cork.
Gardaí said a man in his 20s received multiple stab wounds and was found in the Glasslynn Road area of Bandon at around 7.45am this morning.
The man was taken to Cork University Hospital by ambulance. His condition is described as serious but stable.
Gardaí said a man in his 40s was arrested at the scene and is currently detained at Bandon Garda Station under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act 1984.
They are appealing for anyone with information in relation to this assault to contact them at Bandon Garda Station on 023 885 2200 or the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111.