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Gardai are investigating a stabbing incident that

Gardai are investigating a stabbing incident that

occurred in Carrick-on-Shannon early on Saturday morning, June 29.

Gardai confirmed that they are “investigating an incident which occurred in the early hours of Saturday morning 29 June, 2013 at Townparks, Carrick-on-Shannon involving two males.”

Both men were taken to Sligo Hospital on Saturday with non life threatening injuries where one still remains.

It is understood the men were not local, the investigation is ongoing and anyone with any information or who have witnessed anything between 3.30 and 3.45am adjacent to the bridge is asked to contact Carrick Gardai on (071) 9650510.

This comes just days after the Central Statistics Office (CSO) released recorded crime figures for the first quarter of 2013.

The figures show a small decrease in the number of burglaries in the area compared to the same period in 2012 with 86 offences in the first three months of 2013. This is compared to 94 in 2012. However, the number of thefts and related offences were up by 20% on the same period last year with the biggest jump in the number of thefts from shops.

The incidence of criminal damage also jumped sharply compared to figures for 2012 with 143 offences in the first three months of 2013 and 112 in the same period last year.

Increases were also seen in the number of harassment and related offences with the number recorded for Q1, twice the number seen in Q1 2012.

The number of controlled drug offences in the region, fell slightly with drops in recorded figures for possession of drugs for sale or supply and personal use.

There was also a slight drop recorded for public order offences with 186 offences between January 1 and March 31, 2013 compared to 197 in the first quarter of 2012.

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