In a shocking turn of events in Limerick on Tuesday, Bartholomew McMahon was arrested by the police on the charge of allegedly stabbing another man named Foley. The entire incident began earlier in the day when M’Mahon is reported to have asked Foley for a drink. When Foley refused, M’Mahon allegedly became enraged and proceeded to strike him in the face.
Although the two men were initially separated by onlookers, they later encountered each other once again in High Street. This time, McMahon proclaimed that he was determined to get his satisfaction and promptly drew a knife from his pocket. He then allegedly proceeded to strike Foley with the weapon, inflicting a severe cut on his hand. Foley, in a desperate attempt to defend himself, raised his hand to shield against the attack.
The reason behind McMahon’s violent outburst has yet to be officially confirmed, but many believe that the initial rejection of a drink may have triggered his deep-seated rage. Meanwhile, the police are conducting a thorough investigation into the matter, and McMahon remains in custody pending further developments in the case. The victim, Foley, is currently receiving medical attention for his injuries and is expected to make a full recovery in due course. This disturbing case highlights the potential dangers that can arise from seemingly trivial disputes, and serves as a sobering reminder of the importance of maintaining public safety in our communities.
Northants Evening Telegraph – Wednesday 16 July 1902