A stabbing incident in the northside of Cork city has been labelled as “worrying and upsetting” by local Independent councillor Ken O’Flynn.
The Cork City North-East councillor said that it amazes him that violent crime is happening in the city in what is “a decent, hard- working community”.
His comments come after two men were taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries following a stabbing incident on Thomas Davis St in Blackpool on Saturday afternoon.
Gardaí responded to reports of an altercation between two men at approximately 3.30pm. Gardaí and emergency services attended the scene and the area was cordoned off.
A man in his 40s received an apparent stab wound and another man in his 20s was discovered in a house close to the scene with a number of apparent stab wounds. Both men were taken to the Mercy University Hospital.
No arrests have been made at this stage and investigations are ongoing.
Mr O’Flynn said: “The guards are extremely stretched at the moment. I’m in continuous contact with the superintendents around the city and they have expressed how stretched they are in trying to keep the peace. There’s a tremendous increase in domestic violence calls as well in Cork.
“It’s worrying, it’s upsetting, and it’s an extremely dangerous time and I would ask people to please stay calm, stay indoors, and to keep peace in the community.”