LATEST: Man charged after 'extremely serious' stabbing incident in Cork town 

LATEST: Man charged after 'extremely serious' stabbing incident in Cork town 
Pictured at Bandon Co Cork were Gardaí from the West Cork Garda division searching the River Bandon for a weapon after a man in his 40s was arrested by gardaí in relation to the stabbing of a man in his 20s at a bus stop on the Glasslyn Road. 

LATEST: The man in his 40s that was arrested in connection with this incident has been charged and will appear before Macroom District Court tomorrow morning Wednesday 1st April 2020.

EARLIER: Gardaí from the West Cork Garda division are searching the River Bandon for a weapon following an 'extremely serious' stabbing incident this morning. 

The scene has been sealed off and Gardaí are appealing for witnesses after a man in his 20s was injured in an early morning attack at a bus stop in Bandon. 

A man in his 40s has been arrested while the victim is being cared for at Cork University Hospital, where he underwent emergency surgery. 

Pictured at Bandon were Gardaí from the West Cork Garda division searching the River Bandon for a weapon.Picture Denis Boyle
Pictured at Bandon were Gardaí from the West Cork Garda division searching the River Bandon for a weapon.Picture Denis Boyle

EARLIER: A man in his 20s received multiple stab wounds during an incident at a bus stop in Bandon this morning.

Speaking to The Echo, West Cork Superintendent Con Cadogan said the victim is currently undergoing emergency surgery at Cork University Hospital following the “extremely serious” incident at a bus stop in Glasslynn Road area of Bandon.

Pictured at Bandon Co Cork were Gardaí from the West Cork Garda division at the scene of a stabbing near the bus stop. Picture Denis Boyle
Pictured at Bandon Co Cork were Gardaí from the West Cork Garda division at the scene of a stabbing near the bus stop. Picture Denis Boyle

A man in his 40s was arrested following the incident and is being held under section four of the Criminal Justice Act. 

He can be held for up to eight hours, until 2pm, at which time his period of detention could be extended.

The incident occurred at around 7.45am and Gardai are appealing for anyone within the vicinity between 7.30am and 8am to come forward.

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Bandon Garda Station on 023-8852200.

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