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Longford stabbing trial hears evidence of 33cm cut to chest

Feb 24, 2022 13:01 By Shannonside News
Longford stabbing trial hears evidence of 33cm cut to chest
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The trial continues today at Longford Circuit Criminal Court.

The victim of an alleged Longford stabbing was in danger of bleeding to death without timely medical treatment according to a medical professional.

Denis Hannifin of Curry, Athlone Road, has pleaded not guilty of the assault of Denis McGinley as well as to charges of affray, possession and production of a weapon capable of causing serious harm at Longford Shopping Centre on the 7th of December, 2018.

Dr Tallat Ejaz from Mullingar Hospital appeared before the court this morning to give evidence regarding his medical treatment of Denis McGinley's injuries.

According to his report, Mr McGinley received 4 separate stab wounds during the incident , the most serious being a 33 centimetre long cut to his chest, resulting in muscle damage and profuse bleeding.

Denis McGinley also received a 25 cm cut to his upper arm resulting in muscle damage causing permanent muscle weakening and major bleeding.

Other skin deep cuts were also treated on the victim's face and armpit.

Mr Ejaz confirmed to the prosecution that while the injuries were not directly life threatening, without timely intervention, blood loss would have resulted in a risk to Denis McGinley's life.

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