Revenge fears after stabbing in city suburb
Tensions are extremely high in a north-Dublin suburb after associates of a 25-year-old man who was savagely stabbed have vowed to take revenge on the mob who left him fighting for his life.
Clarehall man Mark 'Redzer' Delaney (25) was described as being in a critical but stable condition in Beaumont Hospital last night as gardai continued to monitor possible revenge attacks for the brutal stabbing.
He was attacked with knives and hurleys in Clarehall in what was described as a large fight at 1.10am on Sunday.
A violent mob of teenagers who are mostly from the Darndale area has been identified as being involved in the attack and in a number of other violent incidents in the Donaghmede area on the night.
An 18-year-old male from the Clonshaugh area, who was arrested on Sunday night about the attempted murder was released without charge from Coolock Garda Station on Monday.
Sources said that the teenager was present when the attack happened but is not suspected of any role in it.
"Custody might be the safest place for him right now. 'Redzer' Delaney has connections to a number of individuals who are not all happy with what has happened here. Revenge attacks are expected," a source said last night.
It has emerged that the mob who were involved in the attack on Mr Delaney had earlier been involved in an altercation with another young man who is well known to the stab victim.
This group of thugs is also suspected of a number of attacks, while armed with extendible batons, in the area around Donaghmede Park a number of hours before Mr Delaney was targeted.
One of the mob was recently the victim of a savage knife attack by a key member of the 'Mr Big' gang due to a disagreement over a drugs debt.
A woman who is well known to the victim told the Herald that 'Redzer' had undergone emergency heart surgery after being rushed to Beaumont Hospital in the early hours of Sunday.
"We were told the first 24 hours were crucial, and it's been 48 hours since the surgery, and although he is stable he is still critical and unconscious," she said from her Clarehall home.
"The doctors are monitoring his heart after the surgery, and say they may reduce his sedation over the coming days," she added.