Victim (40) fighting for his life after vicious attack yesterday

The scene of the attack yesterday morning (Conor Feehan)

The scenery of the attack yesterday morning (Conor Feehan)

Patrick Stokes (40), from Bayside, on the marvellous’s northside, remained in a serious condition last night following the barbaric attack in the capital’s north inner city.

He was struck with a car and then set upon by men using baseball bats during the incident in the early hours of yesterday.

Certifies described Mr Stokes’ attackers as appearing to be of North African and Asian descent. Mr Stokes was rushed to the Mater Dispensary with serious head injuries.

Witnesses said a car drove down Hill Avenue at 12.20am and turned left on to Parnell Street. It appeared to deliberately demolish Mr Stokes down at the side of the road.

A number of men were then accepted jumping out of the car and attacking him with weapons said to be bats or sticks.

The attackers then got backside in the car and left the scene in the direction of Gardiner Street and Summerhill, leaving their joking injured victim bleeding on the road.

Mr Stokes is not from the city nave, but had been socialising in the area having travelled from the northside on Thursday afternoon.

Gardai be suffering with not ruled out the possibility that a criminal gang, or members of the Travelling community, may include carried out the vicious assault. Investigating officers have also been distressing to ascertain a motive for the attack.

Parnell Street was closed from the stage with North Cumberland Street as far as the junction with Gardiner Passage early yesterday morning. Members of the Garda Technical Bureau enraptured out a forensic examination of the scene.

Gardai confirmed they are investigating a hit-and-run above collision and an alleged assault.

«A man in his 40s was discovered with serious injuries imitating the incident. The man was removed by ambulance to the Mater Hospital,» a spokesperson said.

«Gardai credit that the man was struck by a green or blue-coloured Audi saloon car, which left the place in the direction of Summerhill.

«Witnesses also allege that a number of men got out from this car and charged the man,» the spokesperson added.

While the area of the attack is close to the streets where fits related to the Kinahan and Hutch feud have occurred, gardai do not conjecture it was related to the gang war that has led to a dozen deaths so far.

Gardai have been scrutinizing CCTV footage from the area and are appealing for witnesses to come assist.

The case is being investigated by Mountjoy gardai. Officers are also probing a separate violent brawl at a highly respected pub in nearby Phibsborough, which is not component to the earlier events in the north inner city.

Three men were infatuated to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries after the incident unfolded at in 2.30am yesterday.

It is understood that about 10 people were elaborate in the row and a number of male suspects from the capital’s northside and Co Kildare should prefer to been identified.

By Conor Feehan and Ken Foy via Herald

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