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Off-duty Garda stabbed in Tallaght burglary

The off-duty garda was attacked during an aggravated burglary yesterday morning.
Dec 9th 2012, 9:26 AM 23,211 73

AN OFF-DUTY garda is in hospital after he was stabbed a number of times during an aggravated burglary on a house in Tallaght yesterday.

Two men entered the house in the south Dublin suburb in the early hours of yesterday morning and demanded money from the off-duty garda.

During the course of the incident the man, who is under 30, was stabbed a number of times.

He was rushed to Tallaght Hospital with serious injuries.

The burglars also took a car but it was located a short distance away later in the morning.

Gardaí say that an investigation is ongoing and there have been no arrests at this stage.

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