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Bloody strange 'Kilometre-long' trail of blood led to man who collapsed from leg injury in Cork

He was later taken to Cork University Hospital where he is continuing to receive treatment

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The man in being treated in Cork University Hospital

The man in being treated in Cork University Hospital

The man in being treated in Cork University Hospital

Cork Gardaí are investigating how a man received leg injuries that reportedly left a trail of blood for almost a kilometre. 

Officers say the man, in his 30s, was brought to hospital for treatment following an incident on Carr's Hill in Douglas, in the early hours of this morning.

According to reports they have ruled out a hit-and-run incident but they are still trying to establish how the man sustained the injuries before he was found collapsed at around 4am this morning.

He was treated at the scene by paramedics from the HSE’s National Ambulance Service but was unable to explain what had happened or how he had been injured.

According to the Irish Examiner, gardaí sealed off the scene for a full forensic and technical examination. They retraced the man’s possible movements and found fresh blood stains on the slip road leading onto Carr’s Hill from Maryborough Hill.

Officers discovered more bloodstains at various locations along the Maryborough Hill N28 overpass and up along Maryborough Hill.

The paper reports that investigating gardai believe they have traced the man’s movements as far as the Broadale housing estate which is about a kilometre from where he was found.

Supt John Deasy said detectives are waiting for medical clearance to interview the injured man in the hope that he will be able to shed light on what happened.

In the meantime, he appealed for anyone who may have seen the man in the Broadale, Maryborough Hill or Carr’s Hill areas between 2am and 4am this morning, or who may have been in the man’s company and who can explain what happened, to contact either Douglas or Togher garda stations.

The Garda press office confirmed that a man, aged in his 30s, was discovered by gardaí with injuries.

“He was later taken to Cork University Hospital where he is continuing to receive treatment for leg injuries,” a spokesperson said. “Investigations are ongoing.”

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