January 24, 2022

Kilkenny man (60s) rushed to hospital after hammer attack in city

An elderly Kilkenny man is lucky to be alive after being attacked with a hammer in a terrifying assault in the city centre.

The man, who is in his 60s, had to be rushed to St Luke’s Hospital following the assault.

His injuries are said to be not-life threatening.

The horrific incident occurred was on Abbey St in Kilkenny City at 8.30pm last Friday, March 20, close to the Dominican’s Black Abbey.

The man was blindsided from the rear and was struck over the head with a hammer. He fell to the ground after receiving the blow and was then punched a number of times to the head and face by the attacker.

The assailant then fled the scene in the direction of New Building Lane off Abbey Street and is described as being in his early 20s with black hair.

Gardai rushed to the scene where they found the injured party who, although severely beaten, was still conscious.

He was taken straight to St Luke’s General Hospital by the gardai where his injuries were described as serious but not life-threatening.

Anyone who witnessed the sickening assault or may have any information in relation to the incident is asked to contact Kilkenny Garda Station on 056 777 5000.

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