Longford man stabbed in Cavan attack

Gardai in Cavan have launched an investigation after a Co Longford man was the victim of a serious assault during the early hours of Sunday morning.

Gardai in Cavan have launched an investigation after a Co Longford man was the victim of a serious assault during the early hours of Sunday morning.

The victim, who is in his twenties, was attacked outside a pub in the Main Street/Connolly St area at around 4am.

It’s believed the man suffered a serious wound to the neck and was later taken to Cavan General Hospital where he was treated for his injuries overnight.

Early indications appeared to suggest a weapon had been recovered, but a spokesperson ruled that out on Monday.

“No we haven’t (recovered a weapon),” said the spokesman. “It might have been a bottle but we are still working on that.”

It is understood the victim was discharged from hospital earlier this week. .

Forensic experts carried out a detailed examination of the scene on Sunday and the area was preserved for a period of time.

Gardai are hoping the large crowds attending the start of the All Ireland Fleadh in Cavan might provide vital information about the callous attack. Anyone with information is asked to contact Cavan Garda Station at 049 4368800.