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Garda probe Man and woman taken to hospital with 'serious' injuries after alleged assault in Dundalk

A video taken at the scene shows the woman bleeding with stab wounds in her back as she waits for gardaí to arrive.

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Gardai apprehending suspect

Gardai apprehending suspect

Gardai apprehending suspect

Two people have been taken to hospital after a stabbing incident in Dundalk, Co. Louth this morning.

The assault occurred on the Castletown Road in Dundalk at approximately 9am and allegedly involved a dangerous weapon.

A video taken at the scene shows the woman bleeding with stab wounds in her back as she waits for gardaí to arrive.

She then tells an officer: “I need an ambulance.”

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The man, on the other side of the road, is then forced to the ground by gardaí.

A separate video shows the man on the ground surrounded by six officers while the woman has her wounds tended to by a garda and locals.

An ambulance arrived at the scene shortly afterwards.

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The man and woman have both been taken to Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda with what are believed to be serious but not life-threatening injuries.

The Castletown Road area has been closed off since this morning.

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A garda spokesperson said: “Gardaí are investigating an incident of assault that occurred on Castletown Road, Dundalk, Co. Louth this morning, Wednesday 28th July 2021 at approximately 9am.

Two persons, a male and female, have been taken to Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda with what are believed to be serious but non-life threatening injuries.

No arrests have been made at this time and investigations are ongoing.”

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