Thursday 29 June 2017

Teenager (16) charged over attack on son of well-known professor

Corner of Dame Lane and Trinity Street. Inset Prof Stephen Cusack
Corner of Dame Lane and Trinity Street. Inset Prof Stephen Cusack
Independent.ie Newsdesk

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A teenager arrested over an assault on the son of a well-known medical professor over the Bank Holiday weekend has been charged.

Gardaí charged the 16-year-old in connection with the serious assault that occurred at the junction of Dame Lane and Trinity Street, Dublin 2 in the early hours of Monday morning.

He is due to appear before the Children’s Court in Smithfield this morning.

Gardaí said that the altercation occurred between 1.01am and 1.10am at the junction of Dame Lane and Trinity Street.

Andrew Clark, the son of Professor Stephen Cusack, a well-respected expert on emergency medicine at UCC, suffered serious injuries in the incident and was taken to St James’s Hospital for treatment.

Investigating gardaí in Pearse Street arrested a 16-year-old male yesterday morning. He was detained at Pearse Street Garda station under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act 1984, and remains in Garda custody.

Gardaí in Pearse Street are appealing for witnesses to the incident.

In particular they are looking for a number of people who approached the ambulance as the injured male was receiving treatment to contact them.

Anyone with information is asked to contact gardaí on 01 6669000, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any garda station.

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