Man arrested after staff injured in incident involving knife at Cork pub

It is understood that a man entered the Briar Rose bar on the Douglas Road, armed with a knife.
Man arrested after staff injured in incident involving knife at Cork pub

Briar Rose Bar and Restaurant /Picture: Denis Scannell

A MAN has been charged after two staff members at a Cork pub were injured in a Saturday evening incident involving a knife.

A Garda spokesperson said that shortly after 6pm, gardaí were alerted to an incident in a public house in Douglas. It is understood that a man entered the Briar Rose bar on the Douglas Rd, armed with a knife.

“The alarm was raised after two staff members were allegedly assaulted in the course of an incident with a male armed with a knife,” the spokesperson said.

“Both staff members were assessed and treated at the scene by medical personnel.”

A man, understood to be in his early 40s, was arrested at the scene and taken to Togher Garda Station for questioning under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984. He was charged in relation to the incident and is due to appear at Cork District Court today at 10.30am.

In a Facebook post on Saturday night, a spokesperson for the Briar Rose said: “Evening folks. Would like to address an incident tonight in the bar, for which we’re remaining closed for the rest of the night.

“Thankfully everybody is absolutely fine, and nothing to be concerned about any further.

“Looking forward to getting our doors back open tomorrow at 12,” the statement said, and a later post advertised the screening of a match.

A Garda spokesperson said yesterday evening that investigations were ongoing.

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