Violent weekend leaves two dead, one critical

Gardaí have arrested a number of people in Cork and Mayo following a violent bank holiday weekend which saw two men stabbed in unrelated incidents in Cork and a man shot dead in Mayo.

In Cork, a 31-year-old man was killed after he was stabbed in a row that spilled out onto a city street in the early hours of yesterday.

The man was named as Mark Hanlon from Lotamore in Mayfield on the northside of Cork City. A man and a woman arrested at the scene, both in their mid-20s, were being questioned by gardaí last night in relation to the incident that started with a row in an apartment on Infirmary Road, between the South Infirmary-Victoria University Hospital and South Terrace.

Gardaí have appealed to two taxi drivers in the area to come forward and asked anybody with information to contact Anglesea Street Garda Station at 021- 4522000 or the Garda Confidential Line.

It was the second serious stabbing incident in the city since Friday afternoon.

Yesterday, a 38-year-old man appeared in court in relation to a stabbing incident in the city last Friday. The victim remains in a critical condition.

Peter Jackson, from 18 Kerryhall Road, Fairhill, on the northside of Cork City, was remanded in custody to appear on Thursday after a special sitting of Cork District Court.

In Mayo, a man in his early 30s was arrested in connection with the shooting of an elderly man at Wall Park in Glencorrib at around 2.15pm yesterday.

The incident occurred in a rural area near the Galway border, half way between Cong and Headford.

Gardaí were called to the scene following the shooting, where they found the man with serious injuries.

He was brought by ambulance to Galway Regional Hospital, where he was pronounced dead a short time later.

The area was sealed off and the office of the State Pathologist notified.

It is understood gardaí are focusing their search on buildings adjacent to the house.

Locals in the quiet community expressed their shock at the killing. Both the victim and the man arrested are well known in the area

Gardaí have appealed to anyone with information to contact Claremorris Garda Station at 094- 9372080 or the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda station.


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