A MAN in his 40’s was rushed to hospital in the early hours of this morning after he was stabbed in the back following a dispute with three other men.
The man suffered a slash wound to the back after a row escalated outside a pub in the Tawnies Crescent area of Clonakilty in West Cork shortly after 1am this morning.
It is understood the man was heading home having been out socialising in the town.
Gardaí have described the three men who attacked the middle-aged man as aged in their 20s.
They all fled on foot after the attack.
The man was rushed by ambulance to Cork University Hospital where his condition is not believed to be life-threatening.
Gardaí have appealed for public assistance for their investigation and urged anyone who saw suspicious activity in the area to contact them.
All were of slim to medium build and one is reported to have been wearing a blue jacket.
Gardaí will also be checking CCTV security camera footage from premises in the area for clues as to the identity of the culprits.