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Gardaí investigate stabbing of man in the throat

A man in his 40s underwent emergency surgery after he was stabbed in the throat in the early hours of yesterday morning,

Meelish Close in Listowel, Co Kerry where the incident is said to have occurred (File)
Meelish Close in Listowel, Co Kerry where the incident is said to have occurred (File)
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GARDAÍ ARE INVESTIGATING the circumstances of a stabbing incident in Co Kerry after a man was forced to undergo emergency surgery to remove a knife from his throat yesterday.

The man in his 40s arrived neighbour’s house in Meelish Close, off John B Keane Road, in the town of Listowel at around lunchtime with a seven-inch blade stuck in his throat.

He was rushed to Kerry General Hospital where he underwent emergency surgery to remove the knife from his throat.

RTÉ reports that witnesses had said the man was stabbed at around 6am yesterday morning.

The man remains in hospital but his condition is no longer thought to be life threatening and gardaí will speak to him in an attempt to determine the circumstances of the incident.

No arrests have been made and gardaí said this morning that the matter remains under investigation.

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