Gardaí following 'definite line of enquiry' after teenager's face slashed in Limerick

The assault allegedly took place in Newcastle West on Tuesday
Gardaí following 'definite line of enquiry' after teenager's face slashed in Limerick

David Raleigh

Gardaí said they were following a "definite line of enquiry" after a teenager was allegedly slashed in the face with a sharp blade in Newcastle West on Tuesday.

The assault is alleged to have occurred during an altercation involving a number of males in the town’s square shortly after midday.

It is believed the alleged assault may have been linked to an earlier alleged incident at a business premises in the town.

"Shortly after 12 noon on Tuesday, 28th June, 2022, Gardaí from Newcastle West and Emergency Services were alerted after a male youth (aged in his mid-teens) sustained a laceration to his face in the course of an incident at The Square, Newcastle West," a Garda spokesperson said.

"He was taken from the scene by ambulance to University Hospital Limerick for treatment. His injures are not life-threatening.

"Enquires into the incident are ongoing and Gardaí are following a definite line of enquiry," the spokesperson added.

It is understood a number of people may have filmed the alleged assault and gardaí are believed to be harvesting CCTV footage from local businesses in the area at the time of the incident.

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