Man hospitalised after Kilrush stabbing

Man hospitalised after Kilrush stabbing

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The scene at Henry Street Kilrush this evening – Photo: © Pat Flynn 2017

Update:

Sunday – 2.30pm – One of two men arrested in connection with the incident has been released without charge. The second man has had his period of detention extended.

Sunday – 9.30am – The injured man has been released from hospital after treatment.

Earlier: A man is recovering in hospital after he was stabbed in Co Clare this evening.

Two men in their 20’s have been detained in connection with the incident.

The victim, understood to be a father-of-two in his 20’s, sustained at least two stab wounds following an altercation at Henry Street in Kilrush at around 6.00pm.

An ambulance and rapid response advanced paramedic unit responded to the incident along with several garda patrols and two units of the local fire service.

It’s understood the incident occurred in the vicinity of two fast food outlets in the town. The street was closed while both premises were sealed off pending completion of a technical examination.

A Garda crime scene investigator photographs the scene – Photo: © Pat Flynn 2017

The injured man was taken by ambulance to University Hospital Limerick. His injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

The scene was technically examined and photographed while a search for the weapon was also undertaken. Shortly after 8.00pm the scene was released and the street reopened.

Gardaí from Kilrush are investigating the incident and have appealed for witnesses to contact them. They are keen to speak to anyone who was in the Henry Street area of Kilrush at or around the time of the incident.

Kilrush station can be contacted on 065 9080550.

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Chief Reporter Pat Flynn has worked as a journalist for almost 30 years. His career began during the late 1980s when, like many aspiring radio presenters of the time, he worked for local pirate radio stations in Clare and Limerick. Pat joined Clare FM in 1990 where he worked as researcher initially and later presented several different programmes including the station's flagship current affairs programme. He was also the station's News Editor and Deputy Controller of Programmes. Despite leaving in 2003 to pursue a career as a freelance journalist, he continues to work with the station to this day. As well as being the Clare Herald’s Chief Reporter Pat is also freelance journalist and broadcaster, contributing to Ireland’s national newspapers and is a regular contributor to national broadcasters.

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