Update: Two men due in Cork court today in connection with attack on a father-of-three who was beaten and set on fire

Update: Two men due in Cork court today in connection with attack on a father-of-three who was beaten and set on fire
The scene of the incident on January 20 Credit: Damian Coleman

TWO men in their 20s are due in court today in connection with an attack in the Dunard estate in Lotamore, Mayfield earlier this month. 

Keith Greaney, aged 23, was with his girlfriend, Nicole O'Leary, on January 20 when three men allegedly broke into his home, dragged him from his bed, beat him with a car exhaust pipe and attacked him with a machete just before 4am.

The assailants then allegedly doused him in petrol, set him on fire and then smashed the windscreen of his car.

Keith Greaney was beaten and set on fire at his home in Mayfield.
Keith Greaney was beaten and set on fire at his home in Mayfield.

Two men were arrested yesterday by detective Gardaí from Mayfield Garda Station. 

They were being detained at Gurranabraher and Mayfield Garda Stations under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984.

A statement from the garda press office said the two men have been charged with offences and will appear in court today, Sunday.

Both men will appear before a Special Sitting of Cork District Court charged in relation to the incident.

The Echo revealed on Friday that gardaí had informally interviewed Mr Greaney in recent days after he came out of an induced coma at Cork University Hospital.

He has suffered life-changing injuries in the incident.

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