Fourth stabbing in less than two weeks under investigation

Fourth stabbing in less than two weeks under investigation

Gardaí are investigating the fourth stabbing in Cork in just under two weeks after two people were hospitalised with stab wounds following a row in Macroom.

The incident occurred on Cork Street, Macroom at around midday today.

Their injuries are said to be non-life-threatening, but both individuals were taken to Cork University Hospital and treated for their injuries.

The scene was preserved and examined by the Garda Scenes of Crime examiners and a Garda spokesperson said that further enquiries are being carried out.

Local Fine Gael Councillor Michael Creed said it was sad to see such an incident occurring in the quiet town of Macroom.

“I just hope everyone is okay and I am glad it was not more serious,” Mr Creed said.

Last week there were three stabbings in Cork. The first took place in a housing estate in Knocknaheeny on Sunday, May 13.

The man, aged in his early 30s, was with two others when he was attacked by three assailants on Ardmore Avenue.

He suffered wounds to his legs and head and was taken by ambulance to Cork University Hospital, where he underwent emergency surgery.

Later in the week, there were another two stabbings.

On Wednesday, May 15, a 21-year-old man received serious stab wounds to the arm and body in Bishopstown.

The injured party was attacked by a gang who stabbed him a number of times in the arm and in the groin when they confronted him and a friend on Curraheen Road in Bishopstown around 11.50pm.

The man underwent emergency surgery at Cork University Hospital after losing a significant amount of blood from a groin injury.

On Thursday, May 16, a man in his 30s was slashed in the face in Gurranabraher.

The man was attacked at Glenryan Road off Wolfe Tone Street at around 11pm.

He suffered slash wounds to the face and was treated at Cork University Hospital.

The man underwent surgery for his injuries which were not life-threatening.

Following the attack, Gardaí arrested a man in his 20s nearby.

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