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Serious condition Two women quizzed in relation to knife attack on man in Limerick over weekend

The victim, aged in his late 30s, was discovered on a footpath at Cosgrave Park, Moyross, early yesterday morning

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Cosgrave Park, Co Limerick. Photo: Google Maps

Cosgrave Park, Co Limerick. Photo: Google Maps

Cosgrave Park, Co Limerick. Photo: Google Maps

Two women are being quizzed in relation to a knife attack on a man in Limerick over the weekend.

The victim, aged in his late 30s, was discovered on a footpath at Cosgrave Park, Moyross, early yesterday morning.

Emergency services were alerted to the scene and transferred the man to University Hospital Limerick.

His condition was last night understood to be serious but stable.

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Detectives believe the man suffered stab injuries during an assault on the nearby Monabraher Road, which was carried out sometime after 3.15am before he was found.

Investigators have since arrested two women, who are known to the victim, as part of the inquiry.

They were being held at Henry Street and Mayorstone garda stations yesterday under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act and can be detained for up to 24 hours.

They must then either be charged or released from custody pending a file to the Director of Public Prosecutions.

"The two women in custody are known to the victim, and initial indications are that this stabbing occurred following a domestic argument in the area," a source said.

"The man suffered serious injuries and gardaí are continuing to carry out inquiries locally to establish the full circumstances of what occurred," the source added.

Gardaí are continuing to appeal for anyone with information in relation to the stabbing to contact them.

They are also looking to speak to anyone who was in Monabraher Road, Ballynanty, Limerick or Cosgrave Park, Moyross, between 3.15am and 4am yesterday.

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Gardaí are particularly interested in speaking to any road users, including taxi drivers, who may have dash cam footage.

Anyone with information is asked to contact gardaí at Mayorstone garda station on 061 456980, the Garda Confidential Line at 1800 666 111 or any garda station.

The investigation is ongoing, gardaí said.

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