Those responsible for assault should face full rigours of the law, says Cork TD

Those responsible for assault should face full rigours of the law, says Cork TD
The Waterpark area of Carrigaline where the incident occurred on Saturday night.Picture: Eddie O'Hare

A CORK TD has said that those responsible for the attack on a teenager in Carrigaline last night, should face the “full rigours of the law”.

Gardai are today continuing their investigations into the assault which occurred at around 10.25pm in the Waterpark estate in Carrigaline.

During the assault, a teenage boy sustained a number of apparent stab wounds and was taken by ambulance to Cork University Hospital.

He remains in a stable condition this afternoon.

A male youth, also in his teens, was arrested as part of the investigation into the assault and he continues to be detained at a Garda Station in Cork City. 

Cork South Central Fianna Fail TD, Michael McGrath said that there was a huge amount of shock and anger in the community following the “horrific” assault.

“My thoughts are with the victim and his family as well as his friends,” he said.

In a detailed post on social media, Deputy McGrath said that those responsible need to face the "full rigours of the law” adding “if the actions are severe, so too must the consequences.

"Many have said the law must change so that proper justice can be serviced. I will fully support any pragmatic changes and I will consult with our Justice Spokesperson, particularly in relation to incidents involving juveniles,” he said.

Deputy McGrath said the level of Garda resources is another serious issue which needs to be addressed.

He said that gardaí are concerned about any attempt at retaliation.

“No one should consider anything of the sort. Let the gardaí do their job,” he appealed. 

Gardaí are this afternoon continuing to appeal to any witnesses to this incident or with information to come forward.

Gardaí are also appealing for any road users who may have camera footage (including dash-cam) who were travelling in the area at the time to make this footage available to gardaí.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Togher Garda Station on 021 4947120 or the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111.

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