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Teenager arrested in connection with stabbing and robbery of man in central Dublin this morning

A number of youths stabbed the man before stealing his phone.

crane Crane Lane, Dublin 2 Source: Google Maps

A MALE TEENAGER has been arrested by gardaí in connection with a serious assault on a man early this morning.

The man, aged in his early 30s, was set upon by a number of youths at about 3.30am at Crane Lane in Dublin 2.

Crane Lane connects Dame Street and Temple Bar. It is situated a short walk from Dublin Castle.

The youths stabbed the man and stole his phone.

A nearby taxi driver came to the man’s aid and took him to St James’s Hospital where he received treatment for his injuries.

Those injuries are not life-threatening.

The young people responsible for the attack were seen and a description was circulated to gardaí, who made the arrest a short time later.

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The man’s phone was also recovered, while the scene of the incident was preserved for forensic examination.

The arrested teenager is being held at Pearse Street Garda Station.

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