Man slashed in face during pilgrimage

A man in his 30s was slashed in the face as the annual pilgrimage to Croagh Patrick took place last Sunday at 1.30pm.

Two carpet blade knives and a pickaxe handle were recovered from the scene.

The man from Dublin was treated at Mayo General Hospital and was later discharged.

Gardaí are following a definite line of enquiry into the incident.

If anyone has any information contact Westport Garda Station on 098 25555.



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