Accounts of violent crime in Dublin as suffered by a Garda and two civilians.

People describe their experiences of being attacked by assailants using offensive weapons. 

Shopkeeper Mrs Eileen Berry recalls her encounter with a thief who hit her across the head with something, possibly one of the stone weights kept beside the weighing scales in her shop.  The thief got away with between £100 and £119. Six week's earlier the shop had been robbed by two young lads armed with a knife who threatened to kill Mrs Berry's two children. 

Sergeant Martin Walsh of Blackrock Garda Station describes how he was attacked during the course of his work and was stabbed multiple times with a screwdriver during an altercation.  

John McCluskey was stabbed during a random attack by three youths in a Ranelagh pub. 
Armed with ten-inch knives Mr McCluskey's attackers stabbed him around the head. He suffered multiple injuries and required a blood transfusion.  

A 'Newsbeat' report broadcast on 31 January 1968. The reporter is Cathal O'Shannon