Woman’s car stolen at knifepoint after man (50s) stabbed in Doughiska chaos

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Gardaí are appealing for information following a stabbing incident and theft of a car in the Doughiska area yesterday, Sunday.

At approximately 1.40pm, a man in his 50s was assaulted by another male in the Fionn Uisce area of Doughiska.

A short time later in Fearann Ri, Doughiska, a man armed with a knife entered a parked car and demanded the keys to the vehicle from a woman.

He then left the scene in the stolen car – a white 2010 Mazda 3.

The man (50s) who was assaulted was taken to University Hospital Galway to be treated for his injuries which are understood to be serious but non-life threatening.

Gardaí are appealing to anyone with information in relation to either incident to come forward.

Gardaí are particularly appealing to motorists who may have any video footage (including dash cam) who were travelling in the Fionn Uisce and Fearr An Ri areas of Doughiska, between 1:30pm and 2:30pm to make this footage available to them.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Oranmore Garda Station on 091 388 030, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda station.