Court appearance for man arrested in connection with Cork stabbing

Court appearance for man arrested in connection with Cork stabbing
Scene at the incident at Pearse Square, Ballyphehane on Tuesday night.Picture: Eddie O'Hare

A MAN in his early 20s will appear in court today after being arrested in relation to a stabbing incident in Ballyphehane on Tuesday night.

He will appear before a special sitting of Cork District Court this morning.

A Garda spokesperson said this morning: "On Friday 10th April 2020, a man in his early 20s was arrested in connection with this incident of violent disorder and detained at Togher Garda Station under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act 1984.

"He has since been charged and will appear before a special sitting of Cork City District Court this morning Saturday 11th April 2020 at 11.30am."

Gardaí are investigating the serious assault of a man in his 20s and an incident of violent disorder that occurred in Pearse Square, Ballyphehane, on Tuesday night,

The man, who received a number of stab wounds, was taken to Cork University Hospital.

The incident occurred after an altercation between two groups of people in Pearse Square, a number of whom were armed with what is believed to be knives and bats.

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