The scene of the stabbing has been preserved - Picture: Michael Cowhey
A WOMAN is in a critical condition in hospital following a stabbing incident in Limerick city overnight..
The 37-year-old was seriously injured during the incident which happened at a property at Hassetts Villas, Thomondgate at around 12.30am.
When gardai responded to to reports of a disturbance at the property, they observed a female with serious injuries to her body.
An ambulance was called and the woman was taken to University Hospital Limerick (UHL) where her condition is described as critical but stable.
A 28-year-old man who was arrested a short time later is being detained at Henry Street garda station under the provisions of section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act
The scene has been preserved for a technical examination and house-to-house inquiries will be carried out in the area today.
Gardaí are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to contact Mayorstone garda station at (061) 456980.