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Thursday 14 December 2017

Teenager stabbed in neck with bottle as Colm laid to rest

A TEENAGER required emergency surgery when he was brutally stabbed in the neck in broad daylight in Dublin. The 18-year-old was attacked with a broken bottle in a laneway near the junction of St Mary's Road and Kildare Road in Crumlin at 7.20pm last night.



The scene of the attack was described as being "like a bloodbath".



Victim

The victim, named locally as Adam Hughes, from Rafter's Road, Drimnagh, stumbled across the road to Our Lady's Children's Hospital where he was given medical attention.

It is understood Mr Hughes, who is a talented boxer, has not yet been able to give gardai an account of what happened.

While there, he fell unconscious and was transferred to St James's Hospital for surgery.

Gardai carried out a number of preliminary searches but no arrests have been made so far.

Officers are still trying to piece together exactly what happened and are appealing for information from the public.

The stab attack happened on the same day that the latest knife fatality victim in the capital was buried on the city's northside. Colm Hughes-Lyons (20) was buried in Mulhuddart Cemetery yesterday after a funeral mass in Church of St. Philip the Apostle, Mountview.

Among the attendees at the funeral was the young man's dad Rory Lyons who was granted temporary release from Mountjoy Prison where he is has almost finished serving an eight-year sentence for cocaine dealing.

A 20-year-old, who was arrested in relation to the death of Mr Hughes-Lyons, was released from garda custody without charge last Wednesday and a file on the case is being prepared by the DPP. The suspect is originally from the Mulhuddart area and was previously unknown to gardai.

Mr Hughes-Lyons was walking towards his family home just after 1am last Tuesday when he became involved in a confrontation with the suspect and his girlfriend, who had been arguing outside a house. The victim then called to a house armed with a machete and threatened the suspect's girlfriend before Mr Hughes-Lyons was stabbed.

kfoy@herald.ie

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