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Serious Assault Incident in Clarecastle, County Clare, Sunday 14th April 2024

Issue Date: 14th April 2024

Gardaí in Ennis are investigating a number of incidents that occurred in Clarecastle in County Clare on the afternoon of Sunday 14th April 2024.
Shortly before 1pm, it's reported two men entered a retail premises and assaulted two males before fleeing the scene in a car. 
One of the injured males, aged in his 20s, is currently being treated for serious injuries in hospital. The other injured male, a youth in his late teens, received treatment in hospital for non-life threatening injuries and has since been released.
A female in her 50s was also injured during the course of this incident and is receiving hospital treatment for non-life threatening injuries.
The scene is preserved and a technical examination is being conducted.

An Incident Room at Ennis Garda Station has been established and an investigation is continuing. 
Gardaí are appealing for any witnesses to come forward.
Any road users who may have camera footage (including dash-cam) and were travelling in the Clarecastle area between 12:45pm and 1:15pm are asked to make this footage available to Gardaí.
Any persons who were in Clarecastle at these times and observed any activity which drew their attention are also asked to come forward.
Anyone with any information is asked to contact Ennis Garda Station on 065 6848100, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111, or any Garda Station.