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A woman has suffered stab wounds to the back of her head following an incident in Longford Town this afternoon.

It's understood the incident occurred on Main Street in the town just after 4pm.

The woman, believed to be in her 30s, was treated by medics at the scene before being rushed to Mullingar Hospital.

The extent of her injuries is not yet know, though they are not thought to be life threatening.

No arrests have been made as of yet, but Gardaí say a full investigation is underway.

Anyone with information or who may have witnessed the incident is asked to contact Gardaí at Longford station on 043 3350577 or the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111

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A man in his 20s remains in a critical condition this morning following a stabbing incident in Kilkenny yesterday evening.

The man was taken to St Luke's Hospital after Gardaí and emergency services were called to a house on Love Lane at around 7pm.

Three men, two in their 30s and one in his 40s, have been arrested in connection with attack and are currently being held at Kilkenny Garda Station.

The scene has been preserved for technical examination and Gardaí are urging witnesses who may have been in the area between 5pm and 7pm yesterday evening to come forward.

Anyone with information is asked to contact  Kilkenny Garda Station on 056-7775000, the Garda Confidential Telephone Line on 1800 666 111 or any garda station.

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An investigation is underway following a fatal incident in Co Clare in the early hours of Sunday morning.

A 25-year-old man has died after he was stabbed in the Marion Estate in Kilkee in Co Clare at around 1.15am.

The man was taken to University Hospital Limerick but was later pronounced dead.

A 22-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the investigation and is currently being held at Kilrush Garda Station.

The scene at Kilkee has been preserved for a technical examination and the Garda Technical Bureau are scheduled to attend later this morning.

Gardaí at Kilrush, Co Clare have appealed for witnesses or anyone with information to contact them at 065 9080550, the Garda Confidential Telephone Line 1800 666 111 or any garda station.

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A three-year-old boy has died after he was found with suspected stab wounds in a Dublin apartment yesterday evening.

Gardaí arrived at the scene at the apartment in the Poddle Park area of Kimmage at around 7:00pm, where the boy was announced dead.

His mother, a woman in her early 40s, was also found injured downstairs and was taken to St. James' Hospital, where she is reportedly undergoing surgery.

It is believed that she also received a number of knife injuries and Gardaí have described her condition as serious.

Both the child and his mother are said to be Iranian and it's thought she works in a Dublin hospital.

Gardaí have launched an inquiry into the incident and are describing it as a homicide investigation.

An incident room has been established at Crumlin Garda Station and officers are conducting door-to-door inquiries also.

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According to emerging reports, a teenage boy has died after being stabbed to death in a Dublin housing estate earlier today.

The victim, who Gardaí believe is in his late teens, was attacked at approximately 3.30 this afternoon in the Jobstown estate of Kilclare Crescent in Tallaght.

The teen, whose address has yet to be established, was pronounced dead at Tallaght Hospital.

The scene of the crime in the Dublin suburb is currently being preserved for technical examination.

While an investigation has been launched, it has been established that, thus far, no arrests have been made relating to the incident.

 

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Gardaí have appealed to the public to come forward with any information they may have pertaining to a stabbing incident in the capital last night.

According to emerging reports, a man in his 20s has been hospitalised after being attacked near Belvedere Road on the city’s north side at approximately 11pm.

It is understood the victim managed to make his way along the North Circular Road before emergency services were called in the vicinity of the Big Tree pub.

The individual was taken to the Mater hospital where his injuries are said to be not life-threatening.

The Gardaí Technical Unit is currently examining the scene and Gardaí have yet to make any arrests.

 

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What comes to mind when you think of Black Friday?

Laptops, wide-screen televisions, and a turkey-fuelled lust for shiny things at knockdown prices?

Yeah, us too.

But if rolling commentary from EWN Twitter account is anything to go by, the Friday following Thanksgiving is a clear illustration of countless people's grim financial circumstances.

While grappling over bumper packs of toilet roll could sum up the hysteria which generally descends once the last morsel of Thanksgiving turkey has been consumed, many people feel a recent Twitter upload is an indictment of significant economic hardship.

"Jesus this is terrible. People are fighting over TVs and they are fighting over toilet paper!" commented one.

"Just a tragic illustration of the low household income of millions of South Africans," wrote one.

"What hurts me is that most people will then not survive the rest of the next month because of money spent impulsively today," added another.

Meanwhile in the UK, reports of a stabbing during a Black Friday sale in Leeds City Centre have begun circulating.

While full details have yet to be confirmed, it is understood an off-duty police officer was stabbed after confronting a shoplifter in a branch of HMV.

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A man in his 60s has died after being stabbed in Dublin city centre this afternoon.

The incident occurred at Robinson’s Court near Cork Street in the south of the city at around 2.30pm.

The man was taken by ambulance to St James’ Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Gardaí at Kevin Street are investigating the incident and the scene has been sealed off for a technical examination.

Gardaí are appealing to witnesses who may have been in the Robinson’s Court area this afternoon to contact them at Kevin Street Garda Station on 01 666 9400, the Garda Confidential Telephone Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda station.

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A mentally-ill young man stabbed new dad Dr Jeroen Ensink to death as he went to post baby cards announcing the birth. 

His daughter, Fleur, had arrived into the world just 11 days before the tragedy.

The 41-year-old academic was renowned in his field and died metres from the front door of his London home on December 29 last year.

Femi Nandap, 23, had launched a random, vicious attack, repeatedly stabbing Dr Ensink.

Jeroen's wife, Nadja, was at home with their baby. She became concerned at his delay and went outside to see if she could see him. There, she found his body among Fleur's baby cards, which were strewn on the ground and splattered in blood. 

Her husband was pronounced dead at the scene.

This morning at the Old Bailey, Nandap, of Woolwich, south-east London, admitted the manslaughter of Dr Ensink by reason of diminished responsibility. He appeared via video link from Broadmoor hospital.

The case has been adjourned until October 10 for sentencing.

Prosecutor Duncan Atkinson QC told the court: "There has been extensive psychiatric consideration in this case and the psychiatric opinion is clear, cogent and unanimous."

He added: "Given the defendant's history, the facts of the offence itself, the Crown take the view it is not in the public interest to pursue the murder allegation and that decision has been taken I'm consultation with the family of the deceased."

Less than three months before he killed Jeroen, who was originally from Holland, Nandap appeared in court accused of possessing a knife and assaulting a police officer.

It was alleged he had two kitchen knives with him in Edmonton on May 22, 2015 and that he assaulted PC Wellings on the same day.

Dr Ensink was a renowned water engineer and a dedicated humanitarian who was committed to improving access to water and sanitation in deprived countries.

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A 21-year-old backpacker has been killed in a brutal attack at a hostel in Queensland. 

Mia Ayliffe-Chung – known to her friends as Mimi – studied psychology and childcare at college and following the completion of her studies earlier this year, had been travelling around Australia.

She was killed yesterday in a frenzied knife-attack at Shelley's Backpackers. Carried out by a 29-year-old Frenchman, he seemingly shouted "Allahu akbar" as he repeatedly stabbed the young woman. 

Australian police are calling the incident "senseless" but have also confirmed that they are investigating whether the attack was motivated by Islamic extremism. 

"We don’t have a motive yet," telegraph.co.uk quotes superintendent Ray Rohweder.

"Police were confronted with a terrible scene when they arrived. There were up to 30 people who witnessed the incident."

The violent outburst took place at a hostel in Home Hill, a quiet coastal town 60 miles south of Townsville.

A dog was furthermore killed, while a 30-year-old Briton was injured trying to protect Mia. He remains in a critical condition in hospital.

A local resident named as Ray told The ABC that he heard "blood curdling screams," on Tuesday night.

"I’ll never forget the screaming – I’ve never heard that before in my life. It’s terrible," he said.

"A sleepy little town like this, you don’t expect things like that to happen."

According to her Facebook page, Ms Ayliffe-Chung hailed from Derbyshire and went to school at Ecclesbourne School and Anthony Gell School in Derbyshire. She then went on to study  at Buxton and Leek College, and Chesterfield College.

Local media in Queensland say that Mia travelled north from Surfers Paradise ten days ago to work in a rural area to extend her Australian visa.

Her friends and family have been heart-wrenching messages to her on social media. 

A heart-breaking message left by a mother whose child is also currently travelling read: "RIP.. and love to your family and friends – my son is travelling nearby in Aus living the dream as you were… You were brave enough to spread your wings… good on you."

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Things for Dustin Diamond just seem to be getting worse and worse… or weirder and weirder.

We all know he released his own porn – with himself doing the dirty deed – but now, he's been charged with stabbing a man in a bar around Christmas of 2014.

Apparently, a fight broke out in a bar that he and his girlfriend, clown Amanda Schutz (for real guys, she's an actual clown), were drinking in.

Dustin then produced a switchblade from his pocket and stabbed a man called Casey Smet.

At the court proceedings this week, Dustin and Amanda both have to pay Casey $1,500 for causing him bodily harm and Dustin is heading off to jail for four months.

When asked why he did it, Dustin said, "I figured it would take the fight out of the people."

Yep, Dustin, because having a knife will make everyone really calm. 

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A young woman has been arrested on suspicion of murder following the discovery of the bodies of two young children.

The exact age of the youngsters is still unknown, but the suspect is believed to be 24-years of age.

No one else is currently being sought in connection with the deaths.

Police in England found the children with stab wounds after they were called to an address in Bradford, West Yorkshire, at 11.28am.

A spokesman said law enforcement was contacted after paramedics attended a call-out.

Both children received treatment at the scene but were pronounced dead a short time later, police said.

Inquiries are continuing.

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