Mullingar gardaí are appealing for the public’s help as they investigate two serious incidents on Patrick Street in the last 48 hours.
A man is receiving medical treatment for serious cut wounds to his hands, arms, and stomach following an incident at a private house at 4.30am yesterday morning (Thursday June 13 ).
The blood-spattered scene at 11 Patrick Street was cordoned off by gardaí who arrived to investigate a public order incident during which one man was arrested for public order offences.
Gardaí found the seriously injured man inside the building and an ambulance was called to the scene, transporting the man to Mullingar Regional Hospital where he was still receiving treatment at the time of going to press.
He’s believed to have lost a lot of blood but is understood to be in a stable condition.
A second man was also hospitalised for less serious injuries and appeared before Mullingar District Court yesterday afternoon charged with drunkenness; threatening, abusive behaviour; and refusal to give his name and address to gardaí.
Gary Mahon (31 ), a Dublin native living at 11 Patrick Street for the past two years, had cuts to his face and a black bruise under his left eye.
Garda Lindsay Quinlan said she doesn’t think he will face more serious charges arising out of the incident.
She said the windows and door of the house are now boarded up following the incident, and said it is virtually uninhabitable because there is blood and broken glass everywhere.
She said a number of men were involved in a fight there, and Inspector Dermot Drea expressed concern that Mahon could be the subject of retaliation from one of a number of factions who were in the house at the time.
Mahon was warned several times by Judge Hughes to be quiet in court, as he shouted out when Garda Quinlan was giving evidence.
Mahon was remanded on bail to appear before the court again on June 27.
He was ordered to observe a curfew between 8pm and 8am, remain drug and alcohol free, and have no contact with a named male.
The other man arrested at the scene will appear before Mullingar District Court on a later date, the court heard.
No weapon was found at the house and yesterday morning local detectives questioned neighbours about what they may have seen or heard during the incident.
Gardaí are also investigating an unrelated assault during which a man received injuries to his hands, face, and legs after he was attacked by three men.
The alleged incident took place on Patrick Street at 8.15pm on June 12 and it is understood the man received knife wounds.
Gardaí say they are investigating both incidents but are appealing for the public for any assistance they can offer.