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Saturday 27 February 2021

Second man arrested in connection with Grafton Street assaults

A 25 year old man, who was arrested close to the scene this morning, also remains in custody at Pearse Street Garda Station.

Grafton Street in Dublin
Grafton Street in Dublin
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Updated: 18.54

GARDAÍ INVESTIGATING a number of serious assaults in Dublin city centre early this morning have arrested a second man.

The incidents occurred within minutes of each other in the Grafton Street area of Dublin. The first incident happened close to Burger King and Foot Locker on Grafton Street at 1am.

One man, aged 31 years, received a serious stab injury to his chest after being confronted by two men.

The other incident occurred at 1.05am on Chatham Row, which is an extension of Chatham Street.

A 35-year-old man and 22-year-old female were assaulted.

The man received stab injuries to his back and side and the woman received minor injuries. It is believed that the same suspects were involved in both incidents.

A 25-year-old man, who was arrested close to the scene, remains in custody at Pearse Street Garda Station. The second man, who is also in his 20s, was detained in the city centre this afternoon. He is also being held at Pearse Street for questioning.

An appeal for witnesses has been issued. Anyone with information is asked to contact Pearse Street Garda Station 01 666 9000.

-Additional reporting by Sinéad O’Carroll

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