GARDAI in Naas are investigating a knife incident which left a man in a serious condition in hospital.
A 33 year old local man received a slash wound to the face in what the gardai describe as a vicious assault.
The incident took place in the Morrell Dale area, Monread, between 10 and 10.30pm on Friday (August 12). A garda spokesman told the Leader the victim suffered a 5 inch slash would from ear to chin.
The man was attacked in his own home and is being treated at Connolly Hospital, Blanchardstown, having initially been taken to Naas Hospital. The spokesman said the man’s injuries were not life threatening and the incident took place during the course of a house party.
Gardai are appealing for anyone who saw anything suspicious in the area to contact them. They are particularly interested in information on a white vehicle seen in Morrell Dale at the time of the attack.
It is the second serious knife incident to take place in Kildare within a week.
An 18 year old Newbridge man was stabbed during an incident at the College Farm Green housing estate in Newbridge early on Saturday August 6.
The alleged stabbing took place shortly after 5 am in the driveway of the house after a number of men apparently called to the address.
The victim was treated in Naas Hospital and St. James’ Hospital, where he remains. A Polish man was later arrested.
Naas garda station can be contacted on 045 884300 by anyone with information about last Friday’s incident.