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Stab attack yards from where man murdered

A 29-year-old man was stabbed in a late night attack in the same street where Ireland's latest gun murder occurred.

The stabbing happened at 11pm on Monday when the Polish national was walking along Empress Place in Dublin's north inner city.

He was approached by another man who asked him for tobacco. When the victim refused, the suspect pulled out a large knife and stabbed him in the left arm.

It is understood the Polish man lost a lot of blood at the scene after his attacker fled in the direction of the Summerhill area along Portland Row.

The victim was found by his 24-year-old friend who helped him to a nearby apartment and called the emergency services. He was then rushed to the Mater Hospital.

The Herald called to the man's north inner city home yesterday, but he did not wish to comment despite showing us his injuries.

Gardai from Mountjoy station are investigating the attack.

The suspect is described as being aged around 30, about five-foot-nine and was wearing a black hoodie.

The stabbing is the latest violent incident in Empress Place after a man was shot dead there 10 days ago.

Gardai have renewed their appeal for information about the murder of Kieran Farrelly (33), who was killed only yards from where the stab attack happened.

Mr Farrelly, from Tallaght, was blasted to death at Empress Place late on Sunday night, October 26.

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As part of their investigation, gardai are seeking to speak to anyone who was in the area at the time.

They particularly want to speak with anyone who may have seen a group of people or heard some disturbance in the area.

Two women and a man were questioned by gardai and later released.

Mr Farrelly's murder is not linked to Monday night's stabbing.

kfoy@herald.ie


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