Dublin police search for witnesses to assault

Police in Dublin, Ireland, are appealing for witnesses to an assault on a man they believe to be Latvian or Lithuanian and who now is in critical condition following the Aug. 11 incident.

The Gardai, as the national police are known in Ireland, issued the appeal Aug. 13.

The assault occurred shortly before 10 p.m. Aug. 11 at Harbourmaster Place. The man was taken to Mater Hospital following the incident.

He is described as in his mid-40s with short brown hair, approximately 5 feet 10 inches (178 cm) tall, and heavy set. He was wearing black trousers, black shoes, a black shirt and a grey-blue jumper. His first name may be Dmitri.

Police also are searching for a man who might have witnessed the assault. He also is believed to be Latvian or Lithuanian and is described as in his mid-50s, small and with a mustache.

Anyone with information concerning the assault or the identity of the individuals is asked to telephone the Gardai at Store Street, Dublin, on 01-6668000 or the Garda Confidential Number, 1800-666111.

Andris Straumanis is a special correspondent for and a co-founder of Latvians Online. From 2000–2012 he was editor of the website.

2 thoughts on “Dublin police search for witnesses to assault

  1. This incident paints a bad picture of the majority of Latvians/Lithanian community in Dublin. Sadly, due to human reaction, this may fuel anti-Latvian/Lithuanian sentiment in Ireland. This is not just an Irish trait to react like this but a human one. I do not wish to excuse this reaction but merely explain it. Every member of the Irish community must ensure that these two men are brought to justice and not let them ruin the good name of the majority of the LAtvian and Lithuanian community in Ireland. If the Gardaí had in its ranks, mambers from these community who trusted them, they would be better equipped to investigate.
    United We Stand, Divided We Fall !

  2. How does this paint a bad picture of Latvians/Lithuanians? A L/L was attacked. Nowhere in this article does it say he provoked the attack. Why do two men need to be brought to justice? It says another L/L witnessed the attack, not that he took part in it.

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