Sunday 19 January 2020

Man says he fled for his life after Wexford town knife threat

By David tucker

A man fled for his life pursued by a man armed with a knife following an attempted robbery in the town centre on Tuesday night.

The man, who asked not to be identified, said he was confronted in the laneway near the Sky and the Ground at about 9.30 p.m. by one of two men who tried to rob him, while his accomplice threatened him with a knife.

'I ran up to Bugler Doyles with them in pursuit,' said the man, who called 999 on his mobile phone from the safety of the pub.

'I feared for my life. One of them had approached me out of the blue and said he would stab me if didn't hand over my money to him.

'I said I didn't have any money and if I had I wouldn't give it to him. He then called to a friend who had a knife and I ran to Bugler Doyles, where I called 999. When I turned around the two them were standing in the pub listening to what I was saying. They then left,' said the man.

He praised the rapid response of the gardaí who were quickly on the scene, immediately arresting one of the two and other one soon afterwards.

Wexford People

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