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Humbled Cooper thankful for support
30 Sep 2014 14:02
Dublin footballer Jonny Cooper says he is humbled by the support he has received since being stabbed in the capital earlier this month.
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The Na Fianna player was attacked in the city centre in the early hours of 20 September.
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His father revealed to RTÉ that his son was stabbed about nine times in a frenzied attack as he walked home from a night out.
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Cooper was taken to hospital and released after receiving treatment for his wounds.
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A man was subsequently arrested and questioned about the attack. He was released this morning and a file is being prepared for the DPP.
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Cooper posted a statement via his Twitter account this morning as he thanked all those who have supported him over the last ten days.
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He said: "That support has come from everywhere and has been incredibly humbling and helpful to me.
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"To all the professional personnel that helped and took care of me on the night and since the event – I thank you. I will never forget you for it. Dublin is a great place; it is a safe place and it is my home.
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"If nothing else, this can be a lesson that when you’re out, stay safe and stick together."
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Cooper said gardaí and relevant authorities were handling the matter "and I have every faith in their commitment to securing a positive outcome".
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"I have moved on now to focus again on the things that matter in my life: family, friends, work and football," he concluded.
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The Dublin star said he would not be making any further comment on the matter and asked for privacy as he continues his recovery.
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