Man dies 11 days after alleged Cork attack
A MAN left in critical condition after an alleged attack in Cork over Christmas has died after an 11-day fight for his life.
Att O’Neill, 29, was on a life support machine at Cork University Hospital (CUH) after undergoing emergency surgery just before 6pm following an incident in Carrigaline on December 28.
He was pronounced dead at CUH early Sunday morning (January 8) after failing to regain consciousness following surgery.
Mr O’Neill was found by Gardaí and paramedics on a road on the Glenwood estate in Carrigaline, seriously injured.
Locals had sounded the alarm on the afternoon of December 28 after seeing a young man stagger onto the roadway, where he immediately collapsed.
Mr O’Neill had suffered a serious stab wound to his head.
Investigators fear he was hit in the head and neck by a broken bottle.
He had suffered severe blood loss and was treated at the scene by paramedics before being taken to CUH for emergency surgery.
Mr O’Neill was in critical condition for 11 days until he died early Sunday morning.
The state pathologist’s office has been notified, and a full post-mortem will be performed at CUH on Monday morning.
Two teenagers have since appeared at Cork District Court in connection with the alleged December 28 incident.
Both have been charged with assault causing harm to Mr O’Neill.
The funeral arrangements for Mr O’Neill are expected to be confirmed on Monday.
Gardaí have again asked for public support for their ongoing investigations.
Anyone who was near Glenwood Estate in Carrigaline between 5:00pm and 5:45pm last Wednesday 28 December, particularly any road users who may have camera footage (including dashcam) of the incident will be contacted Please call Togher Garda Station at (021) 494 7120, the Garda Confidential Line at (1800) 666111 or any Lake Garda station.
Gardaí also conducted house-to-house investigations in the Glenwood area and conducted a detailed forensic examination of the crime scene.
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