The family of a teenage boy who was assaulted in Carrigaline at the weekend have thanked the public for their support.
Gardai are continuing their investigations into the attack which occurred at around 10.25pm on Saturday night in the Waterpark estate in the town.
During the assault, a teenage boy sustained a number of stab wounds and was taken by ambulance to Cork University Hospital. He has since been released from hospital.
In a statement which was issued to PJ Coogan on 96fm’s Opinion Line, the family said that they had experienced every parent's nightmare, but were overwhelmed by people’s support.
“We are the parents of the victim on Saturday night. We have experienced every parent's nightmare, but we are overwhelmed by people's well wishes and kindness. It has restored our faith in human compassion,” the statement said.
It added: “We would especially like to thank the ambulance personnel, the staff of the CUH, the Garda, Carrigaline community, Ballygarvan GAA and my son’s friends and indeed our own friends and family.”
The family also thanked local representatives Deputy Michael McGrath and Cllr Seamus McGrath.