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Gardai appeal for witnesses after man seriously injured at Dublin apartments

A man (30) suffered serious but non-life threatening injuries in the attack.


Conor Feehan, Robin Schiller and Edel Hughes

Gardai are appealing for witnesses to a violent incident which left a man hospitalised with serious injuries.

Shocking footage of a gang attack on the occupants of a car in the East Wall area of Dublin is being examined by gardaí.

The attack happened in the area around the Island Key apartments on Tuesday evening, November 17.

Several cars were damaged as the driver of the vehicle tried to escape. Damage was also caused to one of the buildings when the car crashed into it.

A man (30) suffered serious but non-life threatening injuries in the attack.

Gardaí are trying to establish the sequence of events leading up to the incident. They are investigating if it may have been sparked by a drugs or debt row.

In footage uploaded on to social media a dark saloon car can be seen crashing on to the pavement and into a wall in the apartment complex.

A number of people can then be seen running towards it from different directions.

One man runs on to the bonnet and starts to kick the windscreen while the driver tries to reverse back on to the narrow road.

People can be heard screaming as a number of men attack the car from the side.

At one stage the driver gets out of the car and has something thrown at him before he is shoved back into the vehicle.

Another man then runs towards the car and hits it.

The attackers can be seen running up a hill in the background, and moving away a few metres. Then, as the car is driven away, they start throwing objects at it which can be heard thumping off the bodywork.

Other footage, filmed close to the scene, shows the car reversing away from the wall of the building with the passenger door open.

The sound of crashing and glass breaking can be heard as the passenger in the car tries to close the door while the car is moving.

Gardaí are also examining CCTV security footage from the vicinity. Damage to the wall of an apartment, as well as broken glass scattered on the road, was visible after the event.

Gardaí confirmed that one man was treated in hospital after the attack.

Officers at Store Street Garda Station are appealing to any members of the public who may have witnessed this incident or who can assist to contact them.

A spokesperson for An Garda Siochana said: "Gardaí would also like to appeal to any persons who were in the Island Key, Killane Road, Malachi Place areas of Dublin 1 between 8:40pm and 9:45pm on Tuesday, 17th November, 2020, to come forward.

"Gardaí are also appealing to any road users who were in these areas at these times who have camera footage (including dash-cam) to make this footage available to Gardaí.

"Anyone with information is asked to contact Store Street Garda Station on 01 666 8000, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111, or any Garda Station."

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