Man hospitalised following late night row

A man is in a stable condition in hospital this afternoon (Friday) following a stabbing incident in Longford town during the early hours of this morning.

A man is in a stable condition in hospital this afternoon (Friday) following a stabbing incident in Longford town during the early hours of this morning.

The man, aged 27 and from Longford town, suffered injuries to his face as a result of the incident which happened in the Garvey’s Yard area of town shortly after midnight.

He was later transferred to St James’ Hospital in Dublin where his injuries are not said to be life threatening.

No arrests have yet been made in relation to the assault as gardai look to establish a motive and circumstances behind last night’s incident. Sources have, however, indicated the incident was “drink related” and was not part of any feud or dispute involving rival criminals.

A small section of pathway along the town’s Main Street was cordoned off this morning as crime scene investigators carried out a preliminary examination of the scene.

The Leader has learned investigators are not linking the incident to a similar attack which took place in the Garvey’s Yard area five weeks ago and just yards from where last night’s altercation broke out.

Anyone who may have been in the vicinity of Garvey’s Yard between 12:15am and 12:30am this morning (Friday) is asked to contact Longford Garda Station at 043 3346741.