Taxi driver stabbed after picking up passengers in Dublin
A taxi driver has been stabbed after picking up two passengers in n orth Dublin.
He met the men outside a fast food restaurant at Airside Retail Park in Swords in the early hours of Saturday morning and drove a short distance to the Pavilions Roundabout where he was assaulted and stabbed a number of times.
He managed to escape from the vehicle and raise the alarm. The suspects drove off in the taxi, a 10-D registered grey Ford Mondeo, in the direction of the M1.
Gardai said it was driven north towards Balbriggan and later located burnt out near Bellewstown, Co. Meath.
The victim, a man aged in his mid-30s, was taken to Beaumont Hospital by ambulance where he is receiving treatment for non-life threatening injuries.
No arrests have been made and investigating gardai are appealing for witnesses.
They are particularly appealing to anyone who was in the vicinity of the Pavilions Roundabout at the time of the incident to contact them.
They are also appealing for information on any sightings of the taxi between 3.00am and 6.30am.