Wednesday 16 January 2019

Mum fights for life in frenzied city knife attack

a mother is in a critical condition in hospital after being viciously stabbed in a "frenzied attack" in Dublin this morning.

The victim, named locally as Rose Kenny, was attacked in the stairwell of her home in a flats complex in School Street in Dublin 8.

Ms Kenny, who is in her 40s, was stabbed a number of times in her upper body in the brutal attack shortly before 8am.

The victim, who was bleeding heavily, was rushed by ambulance to St James's Hospital.

It is understood that Ms Kenny was on her way to work in the local crèche in the flats complex when she was attacked in the stairwell at the bottom of her block. She collapsed on the road outside the flats where was spotted by a neighbour who ran to her help.

Ms Kenny has been living in the area for a long time. She has a daughter aged in her 20s. Ms Kenny also has a sister living in the same flats complex.

Shocked neighbours told the Herald today: "We heard it was a frenzied attack."

Gardai investigating the horrifying assault arrested a man a short time later and he was taken to Kevin Street garda station under the provisions of Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act.

Gardai said the victim is currently in a "critical but stable" condition.

The stairway in the School Street complex has been sealed off by gardai and forensic experts were at the scene today.

Gardai have asked anyone with any information to contact Kevin Street Garda station at 01-6669400 or the confidential hotline.


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