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Man stabbed in stomach and face outside Central Bank in daylight attack

The victim is currently in critical condition in hospital.

Image: informatique via Flickr/Creative Commons

A MAN IN his late-20s is currently in a critical condition in hospital after receiving severe stab wounds to his stomach and face in a shocking daytime attack.

The victim was standing under the ‘Tree of Life’ monument outside the Central Bank on Dame Street when he was accosted and stabbed multiple times by four men at about 5.40pm yesterday.

He was taken to St James’s Hospital where he remains.

According to gardaí, the attackers were part of a larger group who had walked from Crown Alley, around the back of the Central Bank, and onto Fownes Street. After the attack, the suspects ran back down Crown Alley, into Temple Bar. Two of the men ran across the Halfpenny Bridge.

All are described as males in their late teens or early-20s, of average build and were wearing black or dark tops with the hoods up. Two were wearing grey bottoms, while the other two were in dark bottoms. All were wearing runners.

Gardaí have issued an appeal for anyone who witnessed the incident or saw the offenders before or after and can give directions of their travel to contact them at Pearse Street station on 01 666 9000.

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