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Garda appeal for information after man (80s) stabbed at his home in Louth this afternoon

The man is receiving treatment for serious injuries at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital Drogheda.

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Updated Aug 10th 2019, 5:34 PM

A MAN IN his 80s was stabbed in his home in Co Louth this afternoon.

The man has been taken to Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital Drogheda.

Gardaí confirmed that they are investigating an assault incident at the house at Sandy Lane, Blackrock, near Dundalk at around 2.50pm.

It is understood he received the stab injuries after what was described as an altercation with another male.

His injuries are understood to be serious.

A technical and forensic examination of the scene is underway.

In a statement this evening, gardaí said they are appealing for witnesses to this incident.

They’re particularly appealing to anyone who was in the area of Sandy Lane or the nearby community centre between 2pm and 3pm to contact the incident room at Dundalk Garda Station on 042 938 8400, or the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111.

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