Friday 9 December 2016

Shots ‘fired’ before man sustains head injuries as late night feud row erupts on local green

Published 20/09/2016 | 11:37

The green on Ballymakealy Grove, Celbridge, Co. Kildare
The green on Ballymakealy Grove, Celbridge, Co. Kildare

A man has sustained head injuries and lacerations following a violent row overnight.

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The incident happened in Celbridge, Co Kildare when a large group of people gathered on a local green area as a feud escalated and got out of control.

Neighbours reported hearing two shots being discharged in the Ballymakealy Grove area at around 10pm and seeing scores of people flee the scene in fear.

One man sustained injuries consistent with being attacked with a weapon such as a machete or axe, including injuries to his head.

The man, who is in in 20s, is recovering in hospital today.

Gardai confirmed they attended a public order incident in the estate last night and were making follow-up enquiries.

Locals said a row had been simmering for some time between two groups but that the sudden eruption of violence last night had left people scared.

The investigation into the incident is ongoing.

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