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Taxi driver knifed in brutal early morning carjacking

Taxi driver knifed in brutal early morning carjacking

Gardai are appealing for information following a carjacking which occurred in the early hours of Saturday morning in Swords, Co Dublin.

At approximately 3.00am a taxi driver picked up two men outside a fast food restaurant at Airside Retail Park in Swords.

He drove them to the Pavillions Roundabout where he was assaulted and stabbed a number of times.

The taxi driver managed to escape from the vehicle and raise the alarm.

Both suspects drove off in the taxi, a 10-D registered grey Ford Mondeo, in the direction of the M1.

The taxi driver, a male aged in his mid 30s, was taken to Beaumont Hospital by ambulance where he is continuing to receive treatment.

His injuries are not thought to be life threatening.

It’s understood the taxi was driven north along the M1 towards Balbriggan before being burnt out near Bellewstown in Co. Meath.

No arrests have been made to date and investigating Gardaí are appealing for witnesses.

They are particularly appealing to anyone who was in the vicinity of the Pavillions Roundabout at the time of the incident to contact them.

They are also appealing for information on any sightings of the Taxi, a 10-D registered grey Ford Mondeo, between 3.00am and 6.30am.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Swords Garda Station 01-6664700, The Garda Confidential Line 1800-666-111 or any Garda Station.