Machete gang slash businessman in brutal daylight attack as he was leaving gym in Dublin

A businessman has been savagely attacked by a machete gang as he was leaving a gym in Dublin.

The victim, who is aged in his 40s, was repeatedly stabbed in a car park in Finglas after he left a local gym, reports DublinLive – the second such attack this month.

The victim was left with serious facial injuries and multiple stab wounds to his chest in the brutal attack and was rushed to the Mater Hospital.

The victim was said to be still was conscious following the attack after a number of locals rushed to his aid.

A source said: “It’s absolutely shocking, he was walking back to his car when he was attacked. This happened in the morning.

“There were lots of people going about their business where it happened. The attackers jumped out of a car and carried out the assault before fleeing the scene. People can’t believe it.”

Gardai cordoned off the scene yesterday and were carrying out a technical examination.

It’s not yet known if the brutal attack is related to a machete attack in the same area on October 2, in which a mugging victim had his finger almost severed.

A 49-year-old man, named by the Irish independent as Sam, was mugged by an assailant with a machete at around 6am as he was on his way to a gym in Finglas.

The attacker put the machete to his throat and shouted “give me your f***ing money”, according to the victim.

“I think he was on drugs,” Sam added. “He kept the knife to my neck. It was a big blade, like one you would use for cutting sugar cane.

“He kept on asking for money and I told him I had none. I had a backpack with my towel and my gym card, but I had no money, and he got really aggressive.”

A scuffle followed, Sam said: I was using the backpack as a shield and he was attacking me with the knife. I got cut in the face, and one of my fingers was nearly cut off.”

Following the latest incident, a police spokesman said: “No arrests have been made at this stage of this ongoing investigation.

“Gardai are appealing for any witnesses to this incident to come forward. Any road users or pedestrians who may have camera footage (including dash-cam) and were travelling in the Main Street area of Finglas between 10am and 11am are asked to make this footage available to Gardaí.

“Anyone with any information is asked to contact Finglas Garda Station on 01 666 7500, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111, or any Garda Station.”


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