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Terrified man banged on door after being 'stabbed' and chased from Halloween bonfire

Crime DeskBy Conor Feehan
The scene in Liscarne Gardens, Clondalkin where a man in his 20's was stabbed in the early hours of this morning. Picture Gerry Mooney
The scene in Liscarne Gardens, Clondalkin where a man in his 20's was stabbed in the early hours of this morning. Picture Gerry Mooney

A man in his 20s has died following an assault in west Dublin in the early hours of Tuesday morning.

The incident in which the man was fatally injured occurred shortly after 3am at Liscarne Gardens in Clondalkin.

It is believed that the deceased man was in the area of a bonfire at St. Marks, a housing estate close by Liscarne Gardens.

He was chased by a number of people across the Neilstown Road, into Liscarne Gardens where he was then fatally injured.

There have been no arrests as yet.

The scene in Liscarne Gardens, Clondalkin (Picture Gerry Mooney)

At the scene this morning bloodstains could be seen on the footpath beside a green space at the end of Liscarne Gardens.

There was also blood in the driveway of a house at the end of the estate where the victim had fled from his attackers in search of help.

Local sources say the victim banged furiously on the door of the house while losing blood from an apparent stabbing.

The front door of the house remained slightly open this morning behind the garda tape that sealed off the scene pending a forensic examination by members of the garda technical bureau.

It is understood that the victim did not live at the house where he sought help.

The scene in Liscarne Gardens, Clondalkin (Picture Gerry Mooney)

Across the Neilstown Road two bonfires still smoldered on areas of green space where the victim is thought to have been chased from.

The State Pathologist's Office has been contacted and the man's body remains at the scene.

Former Olympic boxer and local Fine Gael Councillor Kenneth Egan slammed this latest attack: "WTF [What the f**k] is the world coming to. #animals"

Gardaí at Ronanstown are appealing for anyone who was in the general area of St. Marks/Neilstowns Road/Liscarne Gardens between 1a.m. and 3.30a.m. to contact them at Ronanstown Garda Station on 01 - 6667700.