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Man in his 20s arrested over assault of taxi driver

The taxi driver, who has been named locally as Moses Ayanwole, is said to be in a serious condition in St James’s Hospital, Dublin.

A MAN IN his 20s has been arrested by gardaí investigating a serious assault on a 41-year-old taxi driver.

The man was arrested in the south inner city area yesterday evening and is currently detained under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984, at Pearse St Garda Station.

The taxi driver has been named in a number of today’s papers as Moses Ayanwole, who was described in the Irish Daily Star as a “gentle giant”.

His family are said to be keeping vigil by his bedside in St James Hospital, where he was taken following the assault.

Gardaí said he was attacked by a lone male near the junction of Erne Street at 12.20am on Monday morning.

Ayanwole is believed to have suffered head injuries as a result of the assault and is in a serious condition in hospital.

Any witnesses to the incident, or anyone with information to offer, is asked to contact gardaí at Pearse St on 01 6669000, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any garda station.

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