Friday 21 October 2016

Violence in the city gets more brazen

Luas passengers watched in horror as a man was stabbed in the latest violent attack in our city.

The man was knifed by two assailants in a vicious attack at the Milltown platform.

He owes his life to a pair of brave security guards who intervened and halted the incident at no small risk to themselves.

The two, who went above and beyond the call of duty, were set on and pepper-sprayed and one of them suffered a stab wound himself for his efforts.

It emerged last night that one of the suspects has himself been hospitalised due to head injuries he suffered.

Whatever the cause of the incident, there is no excuse for the violence that took place.

Whether it is assaults by drunken yobs on tourists on St Patrick's Day or a young man being gunned down in cold blood - as happened to Paul Kavanagh less than two weeks ago - violent crime in the city seems to get more and more brazen.

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