Man stabbed after Mass in rural Ireland

Man stabbed after Mass in rural Ireland

A MAN IS IN a serious condition following a car crash and stabbing after Mass in rural Ireland. 

The incident occurred in Ballymahon, Co Longford yesterday morning after a short anniversary ceremony at St Mel's Cathedral in Longford.

According to the Longford Leader, the victim, a UK based resident aged in his 40s, was brought to Mullingar’s Midland Regional Hospital where he underwent surgery.

He was then transferred to St James' Hospital in Dublin.

It's believed the victim sustained serious stab injuries after at least two cars were involved in an incident in Ballymahon shortly after the Mass.

Detectives believe the injured man may have been dragged from the vehicle and stabbed after his vehicle collided with another car in the south Longford town.

According to the paper, six people are being questioned by police in Northern Ireland this morning on the M1 near Portadown Co Armagh in connection to the incident.

A large bladed weapon was found during a search and police said six males were arrested and held for possession of an offensive weapon, grevious bodily harm with intent and money laundering.

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