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Kiltimagh stabbing victims released from hospital


Anton McNulty

TWO men who were the victims of a stabbing incident in Kiltimagh in the early hours of Sunday morning were both released from hospital yesterday.
The two men were stabbed in the vicinity of Market Square, Kiltimagh at 12.25am, when it is understood they came to the aid of a woman who was having an argument with a man. An altercation ensued with the male, who it is believed produced a knife and a bottle and attacked the two men.
One of the men suffered serious facial wounds to the side of the head while the other man received wounds to the back and arm area. The injuries were not thought to be life threatening but both men were bleeding heavily at the scene.
The two men were brought to Mayo University Hospital in Castlebar where they remained recovering from their injuries before being released on Monday morning.
A man was arrested at the scene and released without charge later that evening. An Garda Síochána are preparing a file to be submitted to the DPP.
The arrested male is believed to be in his 30s. His parents are from Mayo but he is originally from England. It is believed he lived in Castlebar before recently moving to Kiltimagh with his partner and young child.
The stabbing incidents comes seven years after the fatal stabbing of Francis Heneghan in Kiltimagh on August 12, 2009. This incident was in no way related to that death.
A resident of Kiltimagh told The Mayo News that the town is shocked at the incident and said the two victims - who are in their 20s - are two of the nicest men you could meet.
“This incident is not good news for the town and gives the town a bad name. Bad news like this is not something you want to be associated with. Things have begun to pick up in the town after a few bad years and this is not what you want to hear,” the resident said.
Anyone with any information on the events of Sunday morning is asked to contact Claremorris Garda Station on 094 9372080.