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Three hospitalised following knife attack

NewsBy Morgan Flanagan Creagh
Three hospitalised following knife attack

Three men are in hospital following a knife attack which took place at approximately 10pm last night on Dublin’s South Circular Road.

Two of the men received minor injuries while one man suffered serious, but non-life threatening injuries.

All three were taken to St James’s Hospital.

Three people have been arrested in connection with the attack.

A witness told the Irish Independent that he looked out on to the street from his apartment after hearing a commotion outside at around 10pm.

“There were about seven or eight people fighting with one another,” he said.

“There were women involved as well. It was a mass brawl, and they were all hitting each other. I’m not sure what it was over.

“I saw one of the men punch one of the women as well.

“The fight lasted for about 10 minutes. They were screaming and roaring around the street while punching each other. I couldn’t believe it.

“The next thing I knew there were flashing blue lights outside and the ambulance and gardai came.

“There was a man lying on the floor and he looked to be in a lot of pain.”

Two females and a male are being detained at Kilmainham garda station under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act.

The scene is being technically examined this morning.

Investigations are ongoing.