VOODOO OWNERS “SHOCKED AND APPALLED” BY KNIFE ATTACK OUTSIDE THEIR PREMISES

first_imgThe owners of a bar outside which a Garda and three doormen were stabbed have described the incident as “a savage and unprovoked attacked.”Jason and Sharon Black, the owners of Voodoo Nightclub in Letterkenny, said they are appalled by what had happened to their staff and to a member of the Gardai.A local man was arrested after the knifing frenzy in which a Garda Sgt lost a large amount of blood after being stabbed in the hand. The Garda has been named locally as Sgt Aiden Doherty, who is only believed to have been stationed in Letterkenny for a few months.Three staff from Voodoo were also stabbed during the incident but all have been discharged from hospital after receiving treatment.In a statement issued on behalf Mr and Mrs Black to Donegaldaily.com, the well-known business couple paid tribute to all concerned.“In the early hours of Sunday 14th august at approximately 1.30am a man randomly attacked three security staff of voodoo bar & a member of an Garda Siochana outside our premises. “This man had not been on the premises of voodoo bar but was merely passing by when he carried out this unprovoked attack.“While the first member of voodoo security staff was being attacked a member of an Garda Siochana intervened and was subsequently stabbed.“Two other members of voodoo security staff stepped in to assist the Garda and were also stabbed the man,” said the statement.Mr Black said all staff were treated in Letterkenny General hospital and discharged a short time later.He added that all are recovering well and thankfully no one has sustained serious injury. The couple say they have been deeply appalled by this barbaric attack in their local community.Mr & Mrs Black said they would like to thank an Garda Siochana for there swift intervention and professional skill shown on the night.They would also like to wish the injured member of An Garda Siochana a speedy recovery.Mr & Mrs Black said they were glad to be informed that the man is expected before Mullingar Court later this morning. EndsVOODOO OWNERS “SHOCKED AND APPALLED” BY KNIFE ATTACK OUTSIDE THEIR PREMISES was last modified: August 15th, 2011 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:GardaJason and Sharon BlackSTABBEDVOODOOlast_img


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