Gardai investigate weekend stabbing incident

A serious incident in which a man in his 20s received stab wounds to his neck at a house in the Bower View area of Athlone is currently being investigated by local Gardai.

The shocking incident took place shortly before 4am on Saturday morning last, September 12, when Gardai were called to a house in Bower View and found a young man with stab wounds to his neck.

He was taken to the Intensive Care Unit in Tullamore Hospital by ambulance where he remained overnight before being transferred to a medical ward where he was still receiving treatment early this week.

Gardai spoke to a small number of people who were in the house at the time.

Local Gardai have confirmed that they are investigating all the circumstances surrounding the assault on the young man and have appealed for anyone with any information in relation to the incident to contact Athlone Garda Station on 090 6498550.

Separately, at the scene of the Bower View stabbing incident, a man in his 30s was arrested after becoming aggressive towards members of the Gardai and the Emergency Services.

He was subsequently charged with public order offences and is due to appear at a sitting of Athlone District Court in due course.

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