Ballyphehane stabbing victim expected to make full recovery; locals fearful of further incidents 

Ballyphehane stabbing victim expected to make full recovery; locals fearful of further incidents 
Picture: Eddie O'Hare

THE man injured in a stabbing in Ballyphehane is expected to make a full recovery.

The man, who is in his 20s, was injured in an altercation involving up to ten people on Pearse Square in Ballyphehane on Tuesday night at around 9.30pm.

He was stabbed a number of times in the neck and body.

He underwent surgery at Cork University Hospital on Wednesday morning.

Gardai are investigating whether the incident, which was witnessed by a number of people who were in the area at the time, is connected to a dispute over a drugs debt.

Locals have raised concerns about the incident and are fearful that it could result in further tensions in the area.

No arrests were made in relation to Tuesday night's incident, and the injured man has not made a formal complaint.

Gardai said they have spoken to people who were involved in the altercation and their investigation is progressing well.

Witnesses raised the alarm after seeing two groups of men, armed with bats and knives, involved in a disturbance.

Gardaí at Togher Garda station have launched an investigation and are seeking witnesses and anybody who may have dashcam footage from the time around when the incident occurred.

Anyone with information is asked to contact in Togher on (021) 4947120.

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