Stab victim dumped outside hospital yet to make complaint to Gardai

The incident happened at Beaumont Hospital on Friday
The incident happened at Beaumont Hospital on Friday

A 22-year-old man who sustained stab wounds in what is believed to be a feud-related row has yet to make a complaint to Gardai.

The man – who cannot be named as he is before the courts on a six-figure cannabis possession charge – attended Beaumont Hospital on Friday afternoon after sustaining knife wounds to his hands and neck.

It’s understood the man – who was seen being dropped to the hospital in a BMW car with a shattered window – was released that evening.

The man allegedly told hospital staff that he had been at his friend’s funeral in the Kilmore area when he was set upon.

He also told staff that he had been stabbed before.

His injuries were described as being serious but not life-threatening.

Earlier this year, another man rushed through Beaumont Hospital’s emergency doors after he had driven himself to the hospital having been stabbed in the stomach.

Darren Dunne, from Coolock, was left fighting for his life after he was attacked in Darndale on May 22.

The 26-year-old was taken straight into surgery after reportedly arriving at A&E shouting: “I’ve been stabbed, I’ve been stabbed.”

He spent a number of weeks at the hospital while he recovered from his injuries.

It  wasn’t the first time a victim of an attack had been able to drive themselves to emergency services to raise the alarm.

Last year, Gerry O’Neill was shot in the head but somehow managed to get himself to Store Street Garda Station to alert the gardai.

O’Neill was shot by a man on a motorbike as he sat in his grey Mercedes on Sheriff Street Lower, in Dublin’s north inner city.

Bullets hit the car, shattering the back window.

O’Neill was taken to the Mater Hospital and survived the attempt on his life.