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Boy (15) stabbed in altercation in church grounds in Galway

Gardaí have appealed for witnesses

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Gardaí (Stock image/PA)

Gardaí (Stock image/PA)

Gardaí (Stock image/PA)

Gardaí in Galway have appealed for witnesses after a 15-year old boy was stabbed in an altercation in church grounds.

The teenager was injured after being approached by a male who was unknown to him and an altercation ensued.

The 15-year old suffered a single stab wound and was taken to University Hospital Galway. It is understood his injuries are not life-threatening.

The incident happened around 6pm on Monday evening in the grounds of St Brigid’s Church in Ballybane in the east of the city.

Local councillor Alan Cheevers (FF) said that there was shock in the community over the incident.

“I believe the injuries are not life-threatening but that doesn’t take away from the seriousness of the incident. You don’t want to see this sort of thing happen in any community.

“It is not just that it happened on church grounds, it could happen anywhere and there is deep concern,” he said.

Gardai at Mill Street station (091-538000) have appealed for witnesses.

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