Stabbing victim recovers in Limerick hospital

David Hurley

Reporter:

David Hurley

GARDAI are waiting to interview a young man who was seriously injured when he was stabbed at his home in the city centre on Monday afternoon.

GARDAI are waiting to interview a young man who was seriously injured when he was stabbed at his home in the city centre on Monday afternoon.

The alarm was raised shortly before 3 o’clock and when gardai and ambulance personnel arrived at the house at Sean Heuston Place, they discovered the man, who is aged in his mid 20s, with serious injuries.

It is understood he up to five stab wounds to his body during the incident.

He is being treated for his injuries at the Mid western Regional Hospital in Dooradoyle where his injuries have been described by as “serious.

The scene of the attack was preserved and technically examined and house to enquiries have also been conducted.

Detectives carried out a number of searches in the area following the incident and several items which were recovered have been sent for forensic analysis.

Investigating gardai say they have yet to establish a motive for the attack.

“We are hoping to have a clearer idea as to exactly what happened when we speak with the victim,” said a garda spokesman.

Gardai are waiting to be given the all-clear from doctors at the regional before they speak with the young man.

Anyone with information about the incident are asked to contact Henry Street gardai at (061) 212400.