Appeal for witnesses to string of violent incidents in city

Gardaí are investigating a number of incidents that happened in Galway at the weekend, including a stabbing, a robbery, and a serious assault that left a man in critical condition in hospital.

Gardaí are appealing for anyone with information about the disturbances, which all occurred between 2am and 3.30am yesterday, to come forward.

At around 2.15am, a man aged 38 reported to gardaí that he had been threatened at knifepoint by a man on the Headford Rd.

Gardaí were then told that two other men were also threatened at knifepoint on the same road.

The men, aged in their 20s, were robbed of two mobile phones and a wallet on the corner of Headford Rd. The suspect escaped in the direction of Wood Quay.

Later, at around 2.30am, a teenager was stabbed in the stomach on Wood Quay.

The 18-year-old was taken to University Hospital Galway, where his condition is described as non-life-threatening.

Appeal for witnesses to string of violent incidents in city

A number of witnesses came forward and gardaí arrested a male aged 17.

The teen was arrested at around 3am yesterday in Eyre Square and was held at Galway Garda Station under the provisions of Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act.

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses, or anyone with relevant information about these incidents, to come forward.

At around 3.30am, another man was injured during a serious assault which occurred on Shop St in the city. The 22-year-old received a serious head injury after a number of youths became involved in a row outside a fast food outlet.

Appeal for witnesses to string of violent incidents in city

When ambulance personnel arrived on the scene, the man was unconscious.

He was taken to University Hospital Galway, where his condition is described as critical.

Gardaí preserved the scene for a technical examination and are appealing to witnesses to come forward.

If anyone has any information on any of the incidents that occurred in Galway City early on Sunday morning, they are asked to contact a Garda station, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or Galway Garda Station on 091 538 000, where an incident room has been set up.


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