Gardaí appeal for witnesses after motorist stabbed in back

Gardaí appeal for witnesses after motorist stabbed in back

By David Raleigh

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses after a motorist was attacked and stabbed in the back after rocks were thrown at his car.

Gardaí said they are "investigating a serious assault" on Pa Healy Road in Corbally, Limerick, last Saturday night.

Sergeant Justin McCarthy, crime prevention officer at Henry Street garda station, said the assault arose after "rocks were thrown" at the man's car as it drove along the road at 9.20pm on the night.

"The motorist, a 35 year old man, stopped the car and saw it had been damaged. He approached a number of youths whom he had seen throwing the rocks," Sgt McCarthy said.

"As he did so he was confronted by the youths, one of whom pulled a knife and stabbed the victim in the back," he added.

The youths ran fled into Lee Estate.

"Fortunately the victim only suffered minor injury," Sgt McCarthy said.

"It was a cowardly crime against an innocent motorist".

Gardai are appealing for information so as to identify the culprits concerned.

Anyone with information has been asked to contact Mayorstone Gardai on 061-456980; the Garda Confidential Hotline on 1800-666111; or Crimestoppers 1800-250025.


More in this Section

Legal Aid Board calls for 'rethink' as it sees increase in waiting listsLegal Aid Board calls for 'rethink' as it sees increase in waiting lists

Leo Varadkar reiterates willingness to work with FF 'if the numbers fall a certain way'Leo Varadkar reiterates willingness to work with FF 'if the numbers fall a certain way'

Oberstown Children’s Detention Campus facing legal claims worth up to €4.79mOberstown Children’s Detention Campus facing legal claims worth up to €4.79m

Sinn Féin launches policy proposals on mental healthSinn Féin launches policy proposals on mental health


Lifestyle

Cork teenager Jessie Griffin is launching a new comic-book series about her own life. She tells Donal O’Keeffe about her work as a comic artist, living with Asperger’s, and her life-changing time with the Cork Life CentrePicture perfect way of sharing Jessie’s story

Sorting out Cork people for agesAsk Audrey: The only way to improve air quality in Douglas is to move it upwind from Passage West

The Lighthouse is being hailed as one of the best — and strangest — films of the year. Its director tells Esther McCarthy about casting Robert Pattinson, and why he used 100-year-old lensesGoing against the grain: Robert Eggers talks about making his latest film The Lighthouse

It turns out 40 is no longer the new 30 – a new study says 47 is the age of peak unhappiness. The mid-life crisis is all too real, writes Antoinette Tyrrell.A midlife revolution: A new study says 47 is the age of peak unhappiness

More From The Irish Examiner