Waterford stabbing victim receives emergency surgery

Waterford Regional Hospital

By Conor Kane
A man has gone for emergency surgery this morning after being seriously injured in a stabbing incident in his own home in Waterford city.

The incident happened just before 7am at a house on John’s Avenue, just off John Street close to the city centre.

It is understood the victim, a local man aged in his mid or late 20s, answered the front door of his house and was accosted by another man of similar age.

A row broke out between the two men, who are known to each other, and the victim sustained a stab wound to his leg.

He also suffered a head injury but that is understood to not be as a result of a stabbing.

The emergency services were called and the stab victim was taken to Waterford Regional Hospital by ambulance with the suspect being arrested a short time later.

He has since been detained at the local garda station for questioning.

The injuries sustained by the victim are said to be “not life-threatening” and he was able to communicate with detectives this morning in the hospital before being brought to theatre for surgery.

Gardaí in Waterford have appealed for any witnesses or anyone who noticed anything suspicious in the John’s Avenue area this morning to contact them on 051-305300.

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