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Love Island and Strictly Come Dancing stars have been left "shaken up" after leaving celebrity nightclub Tape just MINUTES before a triple stabbing.

Familiar faces such as Oti Mabuse, Katya Jones and Megan Barton Hanson were among those who narrowly missed the horrific attack in London’s Oxford Street in the early hours of Sunday.

It was Love Island alumni Ellie Brown's 21st birthday, which was why a host of reality TV celebrities were in attendance.


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Strictly stars Oti Mabuse, Katya Jones and her husband Neil were there in order to celebrate Aljaz Skorjanec’s 28th birthday.

A Love Island source told The Sun: “They have been really shaken up and can’t help but think ‘what if’ had they left a bit later."

“Their night could have ended very differently if they had stayed at the nightclub. It has definitely prompted questions about security for some of the group.”


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Oti, who is also a captain on BBC1’s The Greatest Dancer, brought Graziano Di Prima, Pasha Kovalev and Nadiya Bychkovaening to Tape following their dance performance that night.

Fellow captain Cheryl Tweedy went straight home after filming, but her dancer co-stars left Tape between 2am and 2.50am.

ITV2’s Love Island celebrities exited later, just a few minutes before the street stabbing took place at 3.40am. Laura Anderson left 15 minutes earlier while Megan Barton Hanson and Charlie Brake left at around 3.30am.


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Love Island stars Zara McDermott and Ellie Brown, who celebrated her 21st birthday, exited the nightspot at roughly he same time.

Three men suffered stab and slash wounds in the chaotic attack; blood could be seen at the scene outside the pavement yesterday.

The Met Police said that all three 24-year-old men are now recovering in hospital, and their injuries are not lif-threatening. A spokesman added: “Officers attended along with the London Ambulance Service.

“Two males have been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and possession of an offensive weapon."


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The statement continued,"They are currently in custody at central London police stations.”

The near-miss for the reality TV stars comes only two months after Strictly professional dancer AJ Pritchard and his dancer brother Curtis were beaten up by eight men at a Cheshire nightclub.

The ballroom dancer later hired personal security.



Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to an assault which occurred in Longford yesterday morning. 

The incident occurred on Main Street, Ballymahon, at 7am on January 30. 

One man in his 40s received what appears to be stab wounds during the course of an incident. 

A large number of men are believed to be involved.  

The man is in serious condition in hospital.

 Gardaí are asking anyone with information or anyone who travelled through Ballymahon yesterday morning between 6.30 am and 8.00 am to contact them at Longford Garda Station.



An investigation has been launched following an alleged assault in Co Longford.

One man is said to be in a serious condition and is being treated at the intensive care unit of Mullingar's Midland Regional Hospital.

It's understood that the victim sustained a stab wound in Ballymahon, Co Longford shortly after a memorial ceremony had been held in Longford town’s St Mel’s Cathedral.

The service was held to mark the anniversary of John 'Dodie' Stokes was passed away last year, and it's believed that Gardaí were aware of the tensions that existed between those in attendance.

Detectives believe the assault took place following a road traffic collision Ballymahon where at least two vehicles were rammed.

It's thought the victim may have been dragged from one of the vehicles and stabbed.

Gardai have appealed for anyone who may have witnessed anything untoward in the Ballymahon area between 6:30am and 8am this morning to contact them at Longford Garda Station at (043) 3350570.


The family of a Japanese man who died in a fatal stabbing in Dundalk last week have thanked the people of Ireland for their 'warmth' and 'kindness'.

Yosuke Sasaki was killed in the vicious and random attack which occurred shortly before 9am on Wednesday, January 3.

Originally from Ebina, west of Tokyo, the 24-year-old had been living in Dundalk, Co. Louth, where he worked in a call centre.

Hundreds of people gathered for a candlelit vigil in Market Square in the town last night in memory of Yosuke.

A heartbreaking statement was issued by the Japanese embassy on behalf of the Sasaki family:

"We would like to express our sincere gratitude for the kindness the people of Ireland have shown.

"When he was alive, our son spoke about the warmth of the people of this town and his love of Dundalk.

"He came to Ireland initially as a language student and only intended a short stay. However, he was touched by the kindness of the Irish people, and he decided to work here.

"As a family, we are truly saddened by what has happened, but we hope that this incident will not give Japanese people a bad impression of Ireland.

"We would like to give our heartfelt thanks to the ambulance personnel, the Gardaí, National Pen Limited, Mr Oliver Morgan who set up the GoFundMe page, the staff of the Embassy of Japan, and the members of Louth County Council who organised tonight’s candlelight vigil.

"Finally, we hope that a tragic event like this one will never happen in this country again.

The Sasaki Family"


Gardaí have confirmed the identity of the deceases man in yesterday's stabbing incident in Dundalk as 24-year-old, Japanese national, Yosuke Sasaki.

The incident occurred shortly before 9am on Wednesday morning. A number of other people were slo injured in the attack.

An 18 year old Egyptian national has been arrested in connection with the attack. He is still being detained at Dundalk Garda station. 

Gardai are appealing for any persons that were in the Avenue Road area shortly before 9 am or on the Coes Road, Seatown Place or the Inner Relief Road areas of Dundalk between 8.30a.m and 9.40a.m to come forward.

They can be contacted at Dundalk Garda Station on 042 9388471 the Garda Confidential line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.



Further details have emerged regarding the stabbing attack in Dundalk, Co. Louth yesterday. 

No motive has yet been established, however terror is one line of inquiry being investigated. 

'We haven't established a motive for the murder or for the two subsequent attacks,' said a Garda spokesperson.

'We're carrying out a very intensive investigation in regards what exactly took place and why it took place.' 

An 18 year old Egyptian national has been arrested in connection with the attack. He is still being detained at Dundalk Garda station. 

Gardai are appealing for any persons that were in the Avenue Road area shortly before 9 am or on the Coes Road, Seatown Place or the Inner Relief Road areas of Dundalk between 8.30a.m and 9.40a.m to come forward.

They can be contacted at Dundalk Garda Station on 042 9388471 the Garda Confidential line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.



Gardai are investigation whether or not a terror attack could have been the motivation behind yesterday’s tragic violence spree.

The attacks left one man dead and a further two injured.

Gardai are liaising with Egyptian and British authorities in an attempt to establish if the violence was motivated by terrorism, according to The Irish Times.

However, they have stressed that terrorism is only one line of investigation they are following.

Chief Superintendent  Mangan told RTE that the attack appeared to be ‘random and unprovoked.’

An 18-year-old Egyptian man has been arrested following the incident.

He has been detained on suspicion of murder at Dundalk Garda Station where he can be questioned for up to 24 hours.


A man has died following a stabbing incident in Co Louth earlier today.

According to the Garda Press Office, authorities are investigating the fatal incident in Dundalk which occurred shortly before 9am this morning.

A man, whose age has yet to be established, was pronounced dead at the scene.

A number of other people have also been injured in this incident but their injuries are unknown at present. 

There are currently three scenes preserved for technical examination; Avenue Road, Inner Relief Road and Seatown.

One man has been arrested and is currently detained in Dundalk Garda Station.

Investigating Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to contact Dundalk Garda Station on 042 9388400, the Garda Confidential Line 1 800 666 111 or any Garda Station.



A woman in her 20s has been admitted to hospital following a suspected assault in Dún Laoghaire, Dublin. 

The woman was found with serious neck and arm injuries near Baths at Queens Road at around 3,20pm yesterday afternoon. 

Gardaí believe she may have been stabbed. 

The woman, who is believed to be from China, was taken to St Vincent's Hospital where she is being treated for her injuries. 

The victim was alone at the scene when emergency services arrived, though it's understood a man may been with her prior to the attack. 

Gardaí have carried out an examination of the scene.

An appeal has been made for anyone who was in the Queens Road area between 3pm and 4pm to come forward. Anyone with information is asked contact Dún Laoghaire Garda Station on 01-666-5000.


Gardaí have launched an investigation following a stabbing incident in north County Dublin on Friday night.

Emergency services were called to the scene at a house on Bath Road in Balbriggan at around 9.30pm.

It's understood that a man in his 40s has been taken to Beaumont Hospital where he is being treated for a single stab wound.

His injuries have been described as serious, but not life threatening.

The scene have been preserved pending a Garda examination and a full investigation is underway.

Anyone with information is being asked to contact Balbriggan garda station at 01 802 0510, the Garda Confidential Telephone Line 1800-666-111 or any Garda Station.



Police in Munich have appealed to the public to stay inside following a stabbing rampage in the German city earlier today.

According to reports, a number of people have been wounded after an individual brandishing a knife attacked bystanders in an underground station in the Rosenheimer Platz area of the city.

The perpetrator has since fled the scene, but the public has been reassured that authorities have galvanised in order to apprehend the individual responsible for the attack.

Appealing for the public's co-operation, police in the city tweeted: "Warning: Avoid #Rosenheimerplatz. Perpetrators are still volatile. Residents please stay in the houses # Munich.”

The alleged offender, who is believed to be in his 40s, is understood to have been wearing a green training jacket and grey trousers and carrying a sleeping mat.

The victims of the attack are not thought to have sustained life-threatening injuries.



Gardaí in Roscommon are appealing for information this morning after a man was assaulted.

The serious assault occurred in Roscommon Town.

The victim of the attack is a 20-year-old man who is suffering from multiple apparent stab wounds.

At around 11pm last night Gardaí were called to the scene of an incident in a car park at a premises on Castle Street.

The man is currently in a serious condition at Portiuncula Hospital, Ballinasloe.

The scene is currently being preserved for a forensic examination.

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to the attack.

They are asking anyone who was in the Castle Street area between to 10.30pm and 11.30pm to come forward. 

Anyone with information is asked to contact Gardaí at Roscommon Town 090-6638300, the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.