Limerick ‘knife threats’ caught on You Tube video

A freeze frame from the video of the incident at Mount Kennett at the weekend

A freeze frame from the video of the incident at Mount Kennett at the weekend

  • by David Hurley

GARDAI in Limerick have viewed video footage of an incident at an apartment complex in the city during which a woman was verbally abused and threatened at knife point.

A video of the incident, which was posted online at the weekend, has already been viewed hundreds of times.

In the two-minute video, a woman wearing a dressing gown and pyjamas can be seen on the street running away from two men and entering the Mount Kennett House apartment complex just off the Dock Road.

The footage shows both men shouting and threatening the woman through the glass door at the entrance to the apartment complex.

One of them can then be seen producing what appears to be a knife and repeatedly striking the glass with the implement.

While doing so he can be heard shouting at the woman that she “is lucky” to be inside.

The two men, who are clearly identifiable on the footage, and another woman who was also present, can then be seen leaving the area.

According to the man who recorded the footage, the incident happened just after 3.20am last Friday.

“I heard screaming coming from the street and when I looked out I saw a man chasing her, she is very lucky she got inside,” said the man, who has asked not to be identified.

“It is a crazy, crazy situation, there is no security and there is no CCTV in the area and people are afraid to go out at night,” he said.

While the footage of the incident has been shown to gardai at Henry Street, it is understood a formal complaint has not been made.

According to a resident of the adjoining Mount Kennett apartment complex - where a man was stabbed to death last year - there have been a number of other violent incidents in recent months.

The most recent happened at around 7pm on Saint Patrick’s Day when there was a “serious fight” in the middle of the street between two men.

“It’s not like it used to be, it’s really crazy and I am thinking of re-locating,” he told the Limerick Chronicle.

It is understood representations have been made to Aviary Estates, which manages a number of apartment complexes in the Mount Kenneth area, to review their security arrangements following the recent incidents.

Henry Street garda station can be contacted at (061) 212400.


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