Double Stabbing in Carlow – Two males seriously injured

Date Published : August 29th, 2021    Published By : admin

Two males are in a serious condition in hospital following a stabbing incident in Carlow town.

Gardaí in Carlow are appealing for witnesses following a serious assault incident in Carlow Town this evening.

Shortly after 6.45pm Gardaí were called to an incident on Barrow Track in Carlow Town where two men (aged in their 40s and 50s) were discovered with apparent stab wounds. They were taken by ambulance to St. Luke's General Hospital, Kilkenny for treatment.

Their injuries are described as serious.

Carlow Fire Service assisted ambulance paramedics at the scene. One firefighter was required to travel on an ambulance to assist paramedics with one of the patients en route to hospital which was also provided with a garda escort to the A&E Department.


Sealed off area close to stabbing location in Carlow. Photo: EmergencyTimes.ie

A man in his 50s has since been arrested by investigating Gardaí and detained under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984 at Carlow Garda Station. The scene is preserved for forensic examination.

Two areas adjacent to the river barrow are sealed off tonight as part of the garda investigation.

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to come forward. They are particularly appealing to anyone with video footage from the footpath at Barrow Track at the time of the incident to make it available to them.


Crime scene at Montgomery Street, Carlow, close to stabbing location. Photo: EmergencyTimes.ie

Anyone with information is asked to contact Carlow Garda Station (059) 913 6620 or the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111.

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