Man critical after being stabbed by group outside Central Bank
Gardaí appeal for witnesses after victim in late 20s attacked in Dublin city on Monday
Man was standing under the Tree of Life memorial at the bank when he was attacked. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times
Gardaí have appealed for information from possible witnesses to a group attack on a man standing outside the Central Bank in Dublin.
The victim, described as being in his late twenties, was approached by a group of four men and stabbed repeatedly in the stomach and face.
The incident occurred on Dame Street at approximately 5.40pm on Monday, September 9.
According to information released by gardaí, the man had been standing under the Tree of Life memorial at the bank when he was attacked.
He was rushed to St James’s Hospital where his wounds were described as serious. He remains in a critical condition.
Gardaí believe the men they are looking for were part of a larger group who had walked from the Crown Alley area of Temple Bar onto Fownes Street. Afterwards, they made their escape back in the direction of Crown Alley. Two of them were seen running over the Ha’penny Bridge.
They are described as being in their late teens to early twenties, of average build and wearing black or dark coloured tops with hoods up. Two of the men had grey trouser bottoms and two dark bottoms. All wore runners.
Gardaí have appealed to members of the public who may have seen the incident or the suspects to come forward.
Anyone with information should contact Pearse Street station at (01) 666 9000 or any other station.