GARDAI have arrested and charged two people in relation to an aggravated burglary in Cork city during which a man was stabbed.
Yesterday, shortly before 4.30am, Gardai from Togher were on patrol when they received a call of a noise complaint regarding an apartment on the South Douglas Road.
When cops arrived, the front door of the apartment block was open and they could hear people talking at the top of the stairs.
Gardai identified themselves and asked the parties to come to the front door. They were then invited into the building where they spoke to a man who had visible injuries.
The man immediately told the cops there was an unknown man, aged in his 30s, and woman, aged in her 40s, in his apartment who had broken in.
He also told police that the man had stabbed him in the leg.
‘RECOVERED A KNIFE’
The man told Gardai that the front door of the building was the only entry and exit point. As such, the cops waited with the injured man until the arrival of an ambulance and the Armed Support Unit.
In a statement, a Garda spokesperson said: “Upon arrival of the Armed Support Unit, Gardai made their way into the apartment and arrested both of the suspects.
“During a search of the apartment Gardai recovered a knife believed to have been used during the incident.”
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The apartment owner was brought to Cork University Hospital with non-life threatening injuries and was later discharged.
Cops say both persons arrested were detained at Togher Garda Station under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984.
They have since been charged and are due to appear before Cork City District Court this morning.