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Two injured in separate stabbing and iron bar attacks in Laois and Wexford

Officers in Portlaoise and Enniscorthy are investigating.

Portlaoise Hospital - File Image
Portlaoise Hospital - File Image
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GARDAÍ ARE INVESTIGATING two separate incidents of assault in Co Laois and Wexford last night. 

A man in his 30s was found with apparent stab wounds at O’Moore Place, Portlaoise at 8pm yesterday evening. 

The man was taken to Portlaoise Hospital. Investigations are ongoing.

In a separate incident, gardaí are investigating an assault which took place at Clonegal, Enniscorthy at 11.30pm last night. 

A man in his 30s allegedly assaulted a local resident with an iron bar. The victim had left his house to check a noise disturbance in his yard. He sustained a non-life threatening head injury.

A man in his 30s was arrested nearby and taken to Baltinglass Garda Station and was detained under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act 1984.

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