Garda probe after 'man deliberately run over by car' in inner city

The scene at Cumberland Street north this morning. Photo: Conor Feehan
The scene at Cumberland Street north this morning. Photo: Conor Feehan

A MAN is in hospital with serious head injuries this morning after being run over by a car and then attacked in Dublin's north inner city overnight.

Early reports indicate that a car was driven down Hill Street and left onto North Cumberland Street at around 12.20am before appearing to deliberately knock a man down at the side of the road.

A number of men are then believed to have jumped out of the car and attacked the victim (40s) with weapons.

The group then left the scene in the direction of Gardiner Street.

The victim was rushed to the Mater Hospital with what are described as serious injuries.

The road was closed for a time overnight and early this morning while members of the garda technical bureau carried out a forensic examination of the scene.

Gardai said in a statement: "Gardaí are investigating a hit and run traffic collision and an alleged assault on Parnell Street at the junction of Hill Street in Dublin 1, which happened at about 12.20 am on Friday morning 14th July 2017.

"A man in his 40s was discovered with serious injuries following the incident. The man was removed by ambulance to The Mater Hospital.

"Gardaí believe that the man was struck by a green or blue coloured Audi saloon car which left the scene in the direction of Summerhill.

"Witnesses also allege that a number of men got out from this car and assaulted the man."

Witnesses or anyone with any information about this incident is urged to contact gardai at Mountjoy Garda Station on 01 666 8600.

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