A 26-year-old man has been left with serious facial injuries after a suspected homophobic attack on a Dublin Bus at the weekend.
Mark Sheehan was on his way out of the city centre with friends in the early hours of Sunday morning, when the assault happened.
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I was antagonized and attacked on a bus. This took place in Dublin where I live. Please see below for further details of the attack. I am extremely shook up by this, I was doing everything to block them out before they got physical. pic.twitter.com/RrkdMPOF7W
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He was taken to Tallaght Hospital, and both Gardai and Dublin Bus have confirmed they are investigating the incident.
Mark says he decided to get off the bus with his three friends due to a group of people shouting homophobic slurs, and that's when the attack happened:
"He charged up the aisle at me as I was walking down the stairs. I wouldn't even have been able to tell you what was said it was my friend who saw it.
"I just blacked out immediately and when I came-too a few seconds later, there was blood leaking down.
"I could feel the blood leaking over my lip and down onto my shoes.