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Man (26) suffers life-threatening injuries after serious assault in Dublin

Crime DeskBy Shuki Byrne
Gardai are appealing for witnesses to the assault
Gardai are appealing for witnesses to the assault

Gardai are appealing to the public for witnesses to a serious assault which left a man requiring life-saving surgery in hospital.

Officers in Kilmainham are investigating the serious assault, which occurred on 13 June at St James Walk in Dublin 8.

On the morning an altercation occurred between two males near the junction of St. James Walk and Reuben Street. 

The altercation occurred at approximately 7.50am and resulted in a 26-year-old male suffering life-threatening injuries.

Gardai and ambulance personnel responded to the call and the injured man was taken to St. James Hospital where he underwent surgery. He has since been released from hospital, Gardai said. 

A 33-year-old man was arrested in connection with the incident and detained at Kilmainham Garda station under the provisions of section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act 1984.

He was later released without charge and investigations are ongoing.

Gardai in Kilmainham are appealing for witnesses or anyone who may have information.

In particular they are seeking to speak with anyone who may have been waiting at the Fatima Luas stop to contact them in Kilmainham on 01 6669700, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda station.