A MAN is recovering today after being stabbed in his home in Cork city.
The man, who is in his 60s, was stabbed once in one of his legs in an incident at a house on Cathedral Road after 6pm this evening.
He was stabbed by a man who had gained entry to his house. Neighbours heard a commotion and went to the man's home to check if he needed assistance.
The door was answered by the man's male visitor who tried to convince the neighbours that nothing untoward had occurred.
However, the neighbours spotted the occupant of the house and saw that he had injuries to his legs and face.
They called the emergency services and the man was taken to Cork University Hospital for treatment. His injuries are not life threatening.
His visitor fled the scene and gardaí carried out searches of the area to find him.
The motive for the attack is under investigation.
Local Sinn Felin councillor Thomas Gould said the incident occurred a short distance from his home.
He said: "This is a very quiet and settled area and people are shocked by this attack. I want to pay tribute to the neighbours for their bravery in coming to his aid. All the community here hope he makes a speedy recovery.
Gurranabraher gardaí are investigating and can be contacted at 021 4946200.