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Monday 18 December 2017

Man chased into own house and savagely beaten by three thugs

Man chased into own house and savagely beaten by three thugs
Man chased into own house and savagely beaten by three thugs

A man has been arrested and gardai are hunting for two other suspects after a 29-year-old man was the victim of a savage beating in the capital late on Monday night.

No motive has been established for the incident in which three men chased the Romanian national into his house at the Old Cabra Road in Dublin at around 10pm on Monday.

The 29-year-old, who lives at the property with other Romanian nationals, was the victim of a savage assault and suffered serious injuries to his face.

He was beaten so badly that he was unconscious when the emergency services were alerted to the situation.

When discovered, he was found with heavy bleeding to his face.

The case is being investigated by gardai from the Bridewell Garda Station who arrested a 35-year-old man a short time after being notified of the attack just yards from the scene at the North Circular Road.

INJURIES

"This man suffered an extremely bad beating and he is lucky that he did not suffer more serious injuries. He was discharged from hospital relatively quickly," a senior source told the Herald.

The arrested man, who has an address in Laytown, Co Meath, was still being questioned about the attack at Mountjoy Garda Station last night.

Friends of the assault victim told the Herald that he did not speak English very well and he may have been mistaken for another man.

"We think maybe somebody said the name of someone else, and he thought they were friends of the person, but they were looking for him.

"But we don't know why it happened and he doesn't know why it happened," the friend said.

After the men got into the house, they stole an amount of money as well as a mobile phone. The victim was feeling too unwell to discuss the incident. He suffered injuries to his face and damaged teeth.

hnews@herald.ie

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