Man charged in connection with stabbing in Co Limerick

Victim (21) remains in critical condition after assault in Newcastle West on Saturday

Gardaí have arrested a man following an attack on Maiden Street in Newcastle West, Co Limerick

Gardaí have arrested a man following an attack on Maiden Street in Newcastle West, Co Limerick

 

A man is to appear in court on Monday charged in connection with the stabbing of another man in Co Limerick.

The 21-year-old victim was in a critical condition in University Hospital Limerick after an alleged assault in Newcastle West, Co Limerick, on Saturday evening.

The victim was stabbed “in the torso”, Garda sources said. Sources also confirmed that a knife which gardaí believe was used in the stabbing had been recovered.

The incident occurred on Maiden Street around 5pm. A rear yard of a local property was sealed off and a “technical examination” of the yard was conducted by gardaí.

A man in his late 20s, believed to be from Russia, was arrested and questioned by detectives. He is due to appear before Limerick District Court charged with assault causing harm, gardaí said.

Footage from security cameras was being assessed by gardaí and “house to house inquiries” were being carried out.

Gardaí appealed for “any persons who were in the vicinity of Maiden Street or who can assist them with their investigation” to contact Newcastle West Garda station on 069 20650, or the Garda Confidential Line 1 800 666 111.