THERE were dramatic scenes outside Newcastle West courthouse in Limerick this Tuesday lunchtime after a man was struck in the head with a hatchet.
Gardai and emergency services attended the scene moments after the incident, which brought traffic on Bishop Street to a halt.
The victim, who is in his early 20s, was not seriously injured in the attack.
Blood was visible coming from a wound on the back of his head, but he was calm as he gave a statement to gardai on the roadside.
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