Saturday 10 December 2016

Young man (21) in serious condition following 'stabbing' assault

Published 11/11/2016 | 18:18

Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Drogheda. Photo: Collins
Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Drogheda. Photo: Collins

A 21-year-old man was seriously injured following a stabbing assault in Co Meath on Thursday night.

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The young man was assaulted at Knockcommon, Beauparc , between the towns of Slane and Navan at approximately 10.15pm.

Gardai report the man to have been seriously injured during the incident and said he "suffered apparent stab wounds".

He was taken to Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda where his condition is described as stable but serious.

A car was discovered partially submerged in shallow water a short distance from where the incident occurred.

Gardai describe the car as a red Volkswagon Passat with a 00 G registration plate.

No arrests have been made and the investigation is on going.

Gardaí are specifically asking anyone who may have witnessed any activity "in the vicinity of Knockcommon, Beauparc, Slane, Co. Meath or Slane Road, Drogheda near Townley Hall between 9.30pm - 11pm on Thursday 10th November 2016" to contact Navan Garda Station 046-9036100, The Garda Confidential Line 1800666111 or any Garda Station.

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