A forensic exam will be carried out following the discovery this morning
Gardaí are investigating after a man had part of his ear severed during a stabbing in Dublin.
This alarm was raised at around 9.45am at a block of flats at Whitefriar Gardens in Dublin 8.
It is understood the injured man – who is in his 40s - was found in the hallway of his flat.
He was taken to hospital, where his condition is understood to be stable.
Gardaí have confirmed part of an ear was found near the scene.
The area has been sealed off, and the ear has been taken for a forensic examination.
Detectives say their investigations are ongoing.
Anybody with information is being asked to contact Kevin Street Garda Station on 01-666-9400.