Monday 25 September 2017

Search goes on for gang that beat up teenager

Tom Brady

Tom Brady

Further searches were carried out in Mullingar yesterday as gardai sought to track down a gang responsible for a savage attack on a teenager in the town at the weekend.

Officers were also studying footage taken from CCTV cameras near the attack scene in a bid to identify the four men involved in the assault, which has left 19-year-old Conor McKevitt in a critical condition with head injuries at Beaumont Hospital in Dublin.

Forensic tests are also being carried out on a number of weapons seized by gardai in local searches on Sunday.

These included slash hooks and hurleys. Gardai hope the tests will determine if some of the seized weapons were used in the attack.

Irish Independent

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