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Man who confronted youths for throwing stones at his car stabbed

Garda jacket.jpg
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A motorist was violently knifed as he confronted a gang of young thugs who had been flinging rocks at his car.

The man, who is in his 30s was jumped by up to six youths on the Corbally Road in Limerick.

During the confrontation, which happened shortly after 9:20 pm last Saturday, the man was stabbed in the back, possibly while he was walking away.

Following the attack, the youths fled the scene and the man managed to get into his vehicle and alert Gardaí.

He was taken to University Hospital Limerick as a cautionary measure but was released later that night.

Gardaí said they are treating the incident as a case of “serious assault” and are appealing for witness to come forward.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Mayorstone station on 061-456980 or the the Garda Confidential Hotline on 1800-666111.