Tuesday 20 August 2019

Gardaí arrest two teens in connection with 'unprovoked assault' on two boys (17) outside train station

Gardai in Balbriggan are investigating
Gardai in Balbriggan are investigating
Denise Calnan

Denise Calnan

Gardai have arrested two teenage boys in connection with alleged unprovoked assaults on two 17-year-old boys near Gormanston Railway Station in county Meath last Sunday.

They were arrested on Friday afternoon in the Balbriggan area and are currently being detained in Ashbourne Garda Station.

Gardai confirmed that the victims, one who suffered a broken nose, have been released from hospital.

Gardaí say the investigation into the alleged incident in which a large group of youths attacked two teenage boys is "ongoing".

After the attack the gang fled on foot towards the county Dublin border and gardai from Laytown, Ashbourne and Balbriggan, as well as the armed support unit, were involved in a search for them.

Gardai say that the gang, which possibly numbered between 20 and 30, aged from their late teens and upwards, pursued the two teenagers who were at Gormonston railway station.

They chased the 17-year-olds towards the R132, the former N1 between Balbriggan and Drogheda, where the pair were then allegedly beaten up.

There were young girls in the group and they are believed to have watched the attack.

Gardaí arrested three teenage girls in relation to the attack earlier this week.

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