Taxi driver stabbed in the eye in sav­age at­tack

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A CAB DRIVER was the vic­tim of a sav­age at­tack in the early hours of Sun­day morn­ing, when he was stabbed in the eye with a pint glass and beaten with his own taxi plate.

The driver, who is in his mid30s and a res­i­dent of County Dublin, picked up three men at Strand Road at around 3 a.m. on Sun­day morn­ing.

He brought the trio to Wolfe Tone Square West where one of the men stuck a pint glass in to his eye. Gar­daí said that the man re­ceived se­ri­ous in­juries to his face .

The small group of at­tack­ers then took the taxi plate off the top of the car and started hit­ting the driver with it be­fore the Dublin man ran for his life and the three men also fled the scene.

The in­jured man was taken to hospi­tal, where he is still re­cov­er­ing from eye and face in­juries. ‘We would like to ap­peal to any­one who may have been in the Wolfe Tone area at around 3.15 late Satur­day night, early Sun­day morn­ing,’ said De­tec­tive In­spec­tor Frank Keenaghan. ‘Some­one may have seen the in­ci­dent or they may have seen the men get­ting the taxi on Strand Road.’

He said that the car in­volved was a blue Toy­ota Prius taxi. ‘Any in­for­ma­tion re­ceived will be treated in the strictest of con­fi­dence,’ said Det. Insp. Keenaghan. ‘We ob­vi­ously want to get to the bot­tom of this very quickly. We would like to iden­tify th­ese peo­ple as soon as pos­si­ble.’ Bray Garda Sta­tion can be con­tacted on 01 6665300.

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