A MACHETE is understood to have been among the weapons brandished in a Clarecastle store during an attack on Sunday morning.

An Garda Síochána have confirmed to The Clare Echo that they are investigating a series of incidents which occurred in Clarecastle this Sunday.

Two men were assaulted and one woman injured at Deasy’s Centra in Clarecastle. The scene has since been preserved to allow for a technical examination to take place.

Shortly before 1pm, two men entered the store and assaulted two males before fleeing the scene in a car. They followed the two youths into the store before exiting in a waiting vehicle.

One of the injured males, aged in his 20s, is currently being treated for serious injuries in hospital. The other injured male, a youth in his late teens, received treatment in hospital for non-life threatening injuries and has since been released.

A female bystander was also injured during the course of the incident and is receiving hospital treatment for non-life threatening injuries.

An Incident Room at Ennis Garda Station has been established and an investigation is continuing.

Gardaí are appealing for any witnesses to come forward. Any road users who may have camera footage (including dash-cam) and were travelling in the Clarecastle area between 12:45pm and 1:15pm are asked to make this footage available to Gardaí.

Any persons who were in Clarecastle at these times and observed any activity which drew their attention are also asked to come forward.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Ennis Garda Station on 065 6848100, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111, or any Garda Station.

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