Man (30s) critical in hospital after being stabbed during St Patrick's day attack by gang of youths
A MAN is fighting for life in hospital this morning after being stabbed during an attack by a gang of youths.
The attack took place on New Street in Longford town yesterday evening at around 8.30pm.
The victim suffered stab wounds during the assault and was rushed to the Midlands Regional Hospital in Mullingar in a critical condition.
An 18-year-old man and two juveniles were arrested in relation to the incident a short time later.
They are all currently detained at Longford Garda Station under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984.
The scene has been preserved for technical examination. Investigations are on-going.
Gardaí are appealing for witnesses and anyone one with information is asked to contact them at Longford Garda Station on 043 3350570, The Garda Confidential Line, 1800 666111 or any Garda station.