Gardai are following ” a definite line of inquiry” following the stabbing of a man in Newbridge yesterday evening.
The victim, a man in his 30s, is believed to be a non-national. He was initially treated at the scene by gardaí and paramedics before he was removed by ambulance to hospital. He is currently receiving treatment in St James’s Hospital where his condition is understood to be serious but stable. Gardaí were endeavouring to contact his family abroad earlier today.
Gardaí attended at Thomas Street, Newbridge at about 7.30pm last evening where a man in his 30s was discovered with an apparent stab wound.
Shortly after the incident, a man in his 30s was arrested in the Newbridge area. He is currently detained under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984 at Newbridge Garda Station. He can be held for up to 24 hours.
The scene was preserved overnight and will be examined by local scenes of crime officers this morning.
Investigating gardaí are appealing to anyone who may have witnessed this incident to come forward. They are particularly appealing to those with camera footage (including dashcam) from the Main Street / Thomas Street area of Newbridge at the time of the incident to make it available to them.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Newbridge Garda Station (045) 431 212, the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.