Dublin cyclist hit by car then seriously assaulted by men with weapons

Posted on: April 20th, 2019
Gardai have launched a criminal investigation into an attack on a cyclist in Kilbarrack on Saturday morning. They are appealing for drivers and other cyclists in the area at the time to come forward, especially of the have footage.

Gardai in Dublin are appealing for witnesses to an assault during which a cyclist was beaten by a group of men.

The attackers, who were armed with unknown weapons, got out of car and set up the victim.

A statement from Garda Headquarters in Dublin said the incident occurred in Dublin 5, on the north side of the city, on Saturday morning.

They are now appealing to anyone in the area at the time, especially drivers and other cyclists filming their journeys, to come forward.

The statement added the criminal investigation now underway by gardai from Raheny station was into a “serious assault”.

“At approximately 10.30am this morning, Saturday April 20th, a 39 year-old-male cyclist was cycling on Swans Nest Road, Kilbarrack, Dublin 5 when a car, described as a black saloon collided with him.

“A number of men then got out of the car and assaulted the injured man with weapons – not known what type.

“The men then left the scene in this car. The injured man was taken to Beaumont Hospital with injuries described as non-life threatening.

“Gardaí are appealing for any person who witnessed the incident or with information to contact Raheny Garda station on (01) 6664300 or the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111.  

“Gardaí are further seeking any drivers of vehicles or cyclists with dash cam footage who were in the Kilbarrack area at this time to check their dash cam footage and contact Raheny Garda station.”

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