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Gardaí Appealing For Witnesses Following Serious Assault On Tourist In City Centre

Heather Lawrie
Heather Lawrie

12:09 20 Jul 2023

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A man is in critical condition in hospital following a serious assault in the city centre.

At around 10:40 pm a man believed to be an American tourist was attacked by a group on Talbot Street.

The man - who is in his 50s - was taken to Beaumont Hospital where he is receiving treatment.

Gardaí report that he remains in a serious but stable condition.

No arrests have been made, but Gardaí are appealing for witnesses.

Minister for Justice Helen McEntee gave this statement in relation to the attack.

“The brutal attack in Dublin last night must be condemned in the strongest terms, and my thoughts are with the victim and his family at this time. There can be no excuse for such violence and intimidation and I fully understand the concerns of the local community.

 I have received updates from An Garda Síochána. A full investigation is underway. A tough and firm response will send out the message that we will not tolerate this thuggery on our streets. I urge any witnesses to last night’s assault to contact An Garda Síochána at Store Street or on the Garda confidential line.

 People must have confidence they can safely walk the streets of our capital.  I am in regular contact with Commissioner Harris on the issue of Garda visibility. We recently opened the new station in O’Connell Street, and there have been around 420 proactive foot and bike patrols mounted from the station since it opened.

We are piloting our local community safety partnerships in the area and the North Inner City Community Safety Partnership will soon publish its Community Safety Plan.  We have also recently introduced community safety wardens in the area. But the best way of making our streets safer and building stronger, safer communities is having more Gardaí on our streets.

 I will be in Templemore next week for the passing out of our latest Gardaí. I will be in the Garda College every three months thereafter to see new recruits graduate as recruitment picks up pace after a Covid-enforced pause.

 By the end of this month, another class will have entered Templemore and we will have 450 Garda recruits in training. I will continue to work with Commissioner Harris and my government colleagues in this regard.”

Anyone with information in relation to the incident or who may have video footage to contact Store Street Garda Station on 01 666 8000, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.

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