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Appeal for witnesses after man (20s) was doused with petrol and set alight in Cork attack

The incident occurred in the early hours of this morning.

File photo. Gardaí are investigating the Cork city incident.
File photo. Gardaí are investigating the Cork city incident.
Image: Eamonn Farrell/Rollingnews.ie

Updated Jan 20th 2020, 10:07 PM

A MAN REMAINS in a serious condition in Cork University Hospital, after he was attacked in his home in Mayfield in Cork city.

The incident occurred in the early hours when three assailants assaulted the man in the Dunard estate.

It’s understood the man in his 20s was then doused in petrol and set alight in the attack.

He is currently receiving treatment for burn injuries and his condition is described as serious.

Forensic gardaí conducted a technical examination of the scene. No arrests have yet been made.

Gardaí are investigating the incident, which they described as “an aggravated burglary”, and have set up an incident room at Mayfield Garda Station.

They have appealed for anyone who was in the Dunard area from 3am to 4.30am today, and in particular any road users who may have dash cam or other footage, to contact them at Mayfield Garda Station on 021 4558510, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any garda station.

With reporting by Órla Ryan

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