Man received 40 stab wounds in savage Clonmel attack

Aileen Hahesy

Aileen Hahesy

Gardai arrested several men yesterday (Tuesday) in connection with the stabbing of a man in his early 20s in Clonmel early on Saturday morning.

The victim, who is from Clonmel sustained up to 40 stab wounds in the attack carried out by a number of men wearing balaclavas in the car park of an apartment complex beside the Gashouse Bridge in Clonmel.

The attack occurred around 5am on Saturday.

A spokesman for Clonmel Garda Station said the gardai were alerted to the crime by an anonymous telephone call made to 999.

The injured man, whose identity has not been released by gardai, was taken by ambulance to South Tipperary General Hospital where he is still being treated.

The Garda spokesman described the victim’s injuries as “serious but not life threatening” and said he was a in a “stable” condition in hospital.

He said several men were arrested in connection with the stabbing incident around 7.30am yesterday Tuesday under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act and detained at Clonmel and Cahir Garda Stations for questioning.

They were continuing to be questioned by gardai last night as The Nationalist went to press.

The Gardai refused to say exactly how many men were arrested in connection with the crime.

Gardai investigating the crime have appealed to anyone with information on the crime or may have seen suspicious activity in the Gashouse Bridge area of Clonmel around the time of the attack last Saturday to contact Clonmel Garda Station at (052) 6122222.