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Man in critical condition after being found stabbed this morning

NewsBy Karl Doyle
Gardai are conducting a forensic examination of the scene
Gardai are conducting a forensic examination of the scene

A man is critically ill in hospital after being found stabbed in the early hours of this morning in Ballina, Co Mayo.

The man, who is in his mid 50s, was discovered lying on the ground at around 4.15am, and it is thought the attack took place in the previous hour at Tom Clarke Place.

It is believed the incident took place at a private residence.

Ambulance crews rushed to the scene and took him to Castlebar.

He then underwent emergency surgery.

Gardai have sealed off the scene and are carrying out a forensic examination. They are appealing to any witnesses to contact them on 096 21422.

In a follow-up operation a man in his 20s was arrested in connection with the incident. 

The suspect has been detained under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act,1984