Illegal Immigrant charged over stabbing on Dublin's Grafton Street

A 30-year-old man has appeared before Dublin District Court charged in connection with a stabbing yesterday.

The assault happened at the north end of Grafton Street, close to the junction with Wicklow Street, in Dublin city centre at around 9am.

A man in his 30s suffered multiple stab wounds and was taken to St James's Hospital for treatment.

His injuries have been described as non-life threatening.

Mohamed Akrouf, with an address at Lower Rathmines Road in Dublin, was arrested shortly after the incident, at the St Stephen's Green Luas stop, at 9.20am yesterday.

Mr Akrouf, who is originally from Algeria and moved to Ireland last November, is charged with assault causing harm and possession of a knife.

Garda Martin O'Rourke, from Pearse Street Garda Station, told the court the accused made no reply when he was charged and cautioned.

Defence solicitor Danica Kinane made an application for bail for her client, which Garda O'Rourke objected to due to the seriousness of the charges.

Judge Michèle Fina refused the bail application due to the seriousness of the charges.

She remanded Mr Akrouf in custody to appear before Cloverhill District Court on Friday.


Judge Finan also granted the accused free legal aid.

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  • Elizabeth Devlin
    followed this page 2024-02-24 00:17:17 +0000
  • Elizabeth Devlin
    commented 2024-02-23 16:39:37 +0000
    I can’t claim to be aware of all the migrants crime in Ireland (am often busy being deluged with our own endless share in the UK) plus the media in the UK only really report on the most heinous crimes when I am sure there are many more. But in 2023, am I right in thinking that two separate Algerians committed knife attacks?

    That trick (Gardai used it when asked the nationality of the culprit) of referring to the Algerian stabber of children + teacher in Dublin as an “Irish national” needs to be stopped. A decade ago and more, Swedish police would never record the nationality of the criminals because it was deemed racist to do so. But crazily, they recorded every foreign culprit as a “southerner”.
  • Niall McConnell
    published this page in News 2023-08-23 10:26:34 +0100
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