Man stabbed while walking his dog

A man was stabbed in Newbridge when he was ganged up on by a number of youths while walking his dog at Liffey Park on Wednesday evening, October 5, between 9pm and 9.45pm.

A man was stabbed in Newbridge when he was ganged up on by a number of youths while walking his dog at Liffey Park on Wednesday evening, October 5, between 9pm and 9.45pm.

The man, who was described as fit and in his thirties, was jumped on from behind after he passed the youths along the path by the river bank.

“The man was walking his dog when he was attacked by a group of youths and had his pockets searched,” said Sgt Seamus Rothwell of Newbridge Garda Station.

“He received a couple of stab-like wounds after he was jumped on from behind and fell to the ground.

“He was taken to Naas General Hospital and released as the injuries were not serious but it was a frightening attack. He was down by the river Liffey for a walk when he saw the gang nearby. He was walking along and then attacked. They put an object against his jaw and started hitting him and stabbing him with an unidentified object. He had no property on him and it was a very frightening experience for him. We are appealing for any witnesses to come forward. The man was wearing a navy tracksuit bottoms and grey top and a fit man in his 30’s so he wouldn’t have expected this to happen to him. As he was walking into the park he met a man walking the other way with a dog,” Sgt Rothwell said.

If you have any information about this crime please contact Newbridge Garda Station on 045 431212.