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Gardai appeal to taxi operators following stag party stabbing

Crime DeskBy Sunday World
Gardai appeal to taxi operators following stag party stabbing

Ger Doolan, originally from Dublin, was the victim of an unprovoked gang attack in Carrick-on-Shannon, Co Leitrim, last Sunday morning.

Ger Doolan (40), who is originally from Dublin, was set upon by a gang on the Main Street of Carrick-on-Shannon in the early hours of Sunday morning.

It's understood that he had been on a stag party in the Co Leitrim town for the weekend.

Emergency services rushed to the scene and the injured man was brought to Sligo University Hospital.

He was subsequently transferred to Beaumont Hospital, where his condition remains critical.

Mr Doolan had gotten married just weeks before the shocking attack.

A friend of the victim described him as "one of the nicest lads you could meet".

Gardai believe he was the victim of an unprovoked gang attack during which he was repeatedly struck on the head outside a fastfood takeaway.

The incident occurred on the footpath of the town's Main Street, when a group of at least three people - both male and female - approached the man.

The two parties got into a dispute which eventually led to the injured man being attacked, suffering serious head injuries.

Gardai have interviewed a number of witnesses and viewed CCTV covering the area, but no arrests have been made.

Gardai in Carrick-on-Shannon station are again appealing for witnesses.

This appeal is in particular for anyone who was in the Main Street, Bridge Street areas between 3.45am and 4.45am on Sunday, July 17, as well as for taxi operators who may have picked up a group of people between 4.00am amd 4.15am.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact the Carrick-on-Shannon garda station on 071 9650510, the garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any garda station.