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Saturday 3 December 2016

Man (40) has head and chest slashed in ‘frenzied’ assault

The scene in Tallaght were Philip Corbett was stabbed in the head and chest last night
The scene in Tallaght were Philip Corbett was stabbed in the head and chest last night
The scene in Tallaght were Philip Corbett was stabbed in the head and chest last night
The scene in Tallaght were Philip Corbett was stabbed in the head and chest last night
The scene in Tallaght were Philip Corbett was stabbed in the head and chest last night
The scene in Tallaght were Philip Corbett was stabbed in the head and chest last night
The scene in Tallaght were Philip Corbett was stabbed in the head and chest last night
Garda: File photo

A man who was attacked in Tallaght yesterday evening suffered multiple stab wounds to his chest and head, it has emerged.

The 40-year-old victim, named locally as Philip Corbett from the Glenshane area of Tallaght, was set upon by another man on Cookstown Way at around 6pm and found seriously injured near the Belgard Square apartments.

Bloodstains on the street outside the apartments show that Corbett staggered down the busy road after the attack, weaving from one side of the pavement to the other as he tried to escape.

He travelled a distance of around 50 metres before collapsing.

Escaped

A bloodstained medical glove worn by one of the paramedics who treated him could also be seen, as well as stained tissue paper.

His attacker is said to have escaped the scene in a small black car, according to witnesses.

Corbett was rushed to Tallaght Hospital where his injuries were described today as serious but not life-threatening.

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The scene in Tallaght were Philip Corbett was stabbed in the head and chest last night

It is understood that he suffered severe lacerations to his face, head and chest in the targeted attack, which was described as brutal and frenzied.

A motive for the attack is not known and gardai are keeping an open mind in their investigations.

The victim is well known to gardai, with convictions stretching back to 1990.

He has convictions for trespass, larceny, burglary, assault, possession of an offensive weapon and drug related crimes.

Gardai at Tallaght are investigating.

Witness accounts and CCTV will be central to solving the case, according to sources.

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