Gardai are investigating a stabbing incident in Swinford last night.

At approx 11.30pm Gardai were notified that a man had been observed at Main Street, Swinford, with an apparent stab wound.

Gardai attended the scene and provided assistance to the injured man, who is aged 30 years. The man was removed to Mayo University Hospital by ambulance services.

Follow up enquiries led to the identification of the crime scene which was secured and preserved for technical examination.

A 34 year old man was arrested at the crime scene on suspicion of assault causing harm. He is currently detained at Castlebar Garda station under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984.

The injured male remains at Mayo University Hospital and is described as being in a stable condition.

An incident room has been established and enquiries are continuing.

Gardai are appealing to members of the public with any information in relation to this incident to contact Claremorris Garda Station on 094 937 2080 the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.



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