Garda appeal for help in two Limerick city assaults

GARDAI have appealed to the public to help solve two assaults in the city, one of which was described as a “vicious” attack.

GARDAI have appealed to the public to help solve two assaults in the city, one of which was described as a “vicious” attack.

One assault took place on Denmark Street and the other at Grove Island Corbally. Both happened in the early hours of the morning.

The more serious assault occured at 4.20am on Wednesday January 2 when a man in his early 20s called to Henry Street Garda station to report an assault that had taken place at approximately 3.45am on Denmark Street. During the assault the young man received what appeared to be bite injuries to his arm and his ear.

He was treated at St John’s Hospital and also University Hospital Cork for his injuries.

Gardaí from Henry Street who are investigating this assault are examining CCTV from the area and they would like to hear from anyone who was in the vicinity of Denmark Street between 3.30am and 4am last Wednesday morning.

They can be contacted at 061 212400 or information can be passed on using the confidential phone line at 1800 666 111.

Another assault took place in Corbally over the weekend and Mary Street gardai are looking for help.

“The assault took place at Grove Island, Corbally between 1.30am and 2am on Sunday January 6. In this case a 43-year-old man was walking home when he was approached by two males one of whom asked the man for a cigarette,” explained Crime Prevention Officer, Sgt Brian Broderick.

The second male then struck the man with a wine bottle. The man was later removed to the Limerick Regional Hospital where he received stitches to his forehead.The injured man was unable to give a description of his attackers but pedestrians or passing motorists may have seen something. Gardaí at Mary Street would welcome a call on 061 483870.