Downpatrick Man Recovering After Stabbing In Australia

Melbourne police reported to Down News that a man (26) had been charged with the alleged stabbing. The man, Andrew Ross (26) living in  the Richmond area of Melbourne, is believed to be from Dublin and has been charged with one count of intentionally causing serious harm. [caption id="attachment_19359" align="alignleft" width="290" caption="Barry Fitzsimmons from Downpatrick who was stabbed three times in Melbourne. "][/caption] A Melbourne police spokesperson said, “He is to front the Melbourne Magistrates Court today (Monday 24th January).” The parents of Barry Fitzsimmons, Kevin and Bernadette, are expected to arrive in Australia this evening at 10pm GMT to be at their son’s bedside. Barry’s aunt Karen Branigan said, “The family who were deeply shocked at the news of the stabbing are now very relieved that he has pulled through safely. “Barry is now off the ventilator and is able to talk. He is still very tired and sore, but he’ll pull through OK. It is such a relief to know he is on the mend.” Karen’s son Jarlath, a friend of Barry’s, was by his side throughout the ordeal. ]]>