Buttimer: Everyone has a part to play in reducing incidents on streets of the city

Buttimer: Everyone has a part to play in reducing incidents on streets of the city
Gardai on the scene of a serious assault which happened on September 12th.Credit: Damian Coleman 

Senator Jerry Buttimer has said that everyone has a part to play in reducing assaults in the city after the death of a man who spent six weeks fighting for his life in Cork University Hospital following a brutal attack on Patrick Street on September 12.

Mr Buttimer said there should be no condoning or supporting this behaviour and the spike in assaults and anti-social behaviour being seen in the city is regrettable.

“Today is a sad day, we have to stand strong and take action against the spike in recent times. We need to accept collective and individual responsibility.

The man in his 40s was brought to Cork University Hospital in a serious condition on Thursday, 12 September.

A man has been brutally attacked close to the junction with Academy Street, shortly after 9pm that day.

He passed away on Friday morning and Gardaí issued an appeal for information from the public.

“The public has an onus to report in tandem with greater use of CCTV and the share of information.” Mr Buttimer said everyone needs to be vigilant around the increase and spiral of assaults the city is seeing.

In a statement Gardaí said: “Gardaí are continuing to appeal for anyone who was in the Patrick Street area from 8pm to 9:15pm on Thursday 12 September, who may have witnessed this incident or anything suspicious, no matter how insignificant they think it is, to contact Anglesea Street Garda Station on 021-452 2000, The Garda Confidential Line on 1800-666-111 or any Garda Station.”

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