One of three British tourists attacked in Temple Bar was ‘kicked and stomped’ in the horrific ordeal.
The three men travelled to Dublin with their team from St John’s Sports Football Club in Aylesbury, England. They arrived in Santry on Friday morning to play against St Kevin’s Football Club.
The three men, all in their 20s, were in central Dublin on Friday night when the horrific incident occurred, reports The Mirror.
Manager Scott Davis said: “Some guys on the street offered them cocaine, and our guys said no,” reports The Mirror.
He added: “The next thing, one of them was walking away from the situation and got hit in the back of his head with something. He had a gash in his head that had to be glued back together. He got hit and was knocked out straight away. He didn’t know where he was when he woke up while getting his head scanned at the hospital. Another was punched a couple of times and they broke his nose. The third man got the worst of it all. They were kicking him and stamping on his head. It was about guys who attacked them,” reports The Mirror.
Scott added: “I’m not sure if they’ll need further treatment. One of them got his nose broken so that’ll probably have to get looked at. It was our first time in Dublin as a team too,” reports The Mirror.
A spokesperson said: “Gardaí in Pearse Street have arrested a male in relation to the investigation of a serious assault and robbery from the person that occurred on Fownes Street Upper, Dublin 2 on the night of Friday 11th August, 2023 at approximately 10p.m,” reports The Mirror.
“A male teenage juvenile has been arrested and is currently detained under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984 at a Garda station in Dublin city centre. The three men, aged in their 20s were taken to St. James’s Hospital to be treated for their injuries. All three men have been released from hospital. Investigations ongoing,” the spokesperson added, reports The Mirror.
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