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Pearse Street Assault on the 21/11/11 - Witness appeal

Gardaí are investigating a serious assault that occurred on Pearse Street at approximately 12.20am this morning, Monday 21st November 2011.

Near the junction of Erne Street a 41 year old male taxi driver was attacked by a lone male who left the scene and walked in the direction of Erne Street.

The taxi driver was taken to James’s Hospital where his condition is described as serious.

No arrests have been made and investigations are underway.

A scene was preserved on Pearse Street and the bus lane was closed off but it has since re-opened.

Any witnesses to the incident, or anyone with information to offer, are asked to contact Gardaí at Pearse Street on 01 6669000, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.