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Roundabout outside Swords Pavilions shopping centre Google Maps

Taxi driver stabbed and assaulted in early morning carjacking

The car, a grey Ford Mondeo, was later found burnt out.

GARDAÍ HAVE APPEALED for information following a carjacking incident in Swords, Co Dublin.

A taxi driver picked up two male passengers outside a fast food restaurant at Airside Retail Park at about 3am yesterday.

He drove the two a short distance to a roundabout close to the Pavilions shopping centre, where he was assaulted and stabbed a number of times.

The taxi driver managed to escape from the vehicle and raise the alarm. Both suspects drove off in the taxi, a 10-D registered grey Ford Mondeo, in the direction of the M1.

The taxi driver, a man aged in his mid 30s, was taken to Beaumont Hospital by ambulance where he is continuing to receive treatment. His injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.

It is understood the taxi was driven north along the M1 towards Balbriggan following the incident. It was later located burnt out near Bellewstown, Co Meath.

No arrests have been made to date and gardaí have for witnesses to come forward. They are particularly appealing to anyone who was in the vicinity of the roundabout at the time of the incident to contact them. They are also appealing for information on any sightings of the taxi between 3m and 6.30am.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Swords Garda Station on 01 666 4700, the garda confidential line on 1800 666 111 or any garda station.

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