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Two men arrested over Dublin shop owner hammer attack

The men were arrested in Finglas this morning.

Tanseys Tanseys where the attack took place. Source: Google Maps

TWO MEN HAVE been arrested over an attack with a hammer which left a Ballygall shop owner hospitalised.

Gardaí said that they had arrested two men (both in their 20s) in relation to an attempted robbery on Tansey’s shop on Fitzmaurice Road in Ballygall, close to Finglas, on Saturday.

The shop owner – Kevin Tansey – received serious head injuries when he was attacked by two men who had attempted to rob his shop early on Saturday morning.

It is believed he was struck over the head with a hammer in the incident. He was taken to Beaumont Hospital where his injuries were described as serious.

The men fled the scene in what was believed to have been a white saloon type car. Nothing was stolen in the incident.

Gardaí said both men were arrested this morning in the Finglas area are currently being detained at Finglas and Blanchardstown Garda Stations under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act and Section 30 of the Offences Against the state Act respectively.

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