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Wednesday 7 December 2016

Three injured after stabbings during city row

CRIME

Three men have been hospitalised after suffering stab wounds during a fight involving eight people in the capital.

The men, believed to be aged in their 20s and 30s, were stabbed outside a property on the South Circular Road late last night.

The attack happened at the Kilmainham section of the street.

One of the men is described as being in a serious but non-life-threatening condition, while the other two are being treated for minor injuries.

All suffered wounds consistent with a slash or knife injury and were taken to St James's Hospital.

commotion

It is believed the fight started outside a separate property before moving further down the road.

A witness said he looked out on to the street from his apartment after hearing a commotion outside at around 10pm.

"There were about seven or eight people fighting with one another," he said.

"There were women involved as well. It was a mass brawl, and they were all hitting each other. I'm not sure what it was over.

"I saw one of the men punch one of the women as well.

"The fight lasted for about 10 minutes. They were screaming and roaring around the street while punching each other. I couldn't believe it.

"The next thing I knew there were flashing blue lights outside and the ambulance and gardai came.

"There was a man lying on the floor and he looked to be in a lot of pain."

A man and two women have been arrested in relation to the incident and are currently being detained at Kilmainham Garda Station.

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