Tuesday 20 March 2018

Man left in serious condition following 'slash attack' in Mullingar

Gardaí said they were
Gardaí said they were "aware" of the incident

David Kearns

Gardaí are investigating reports that a man has been seriously injured in a knife attack in Mullingar in county Westmeath.

It is understood a man in his 20s was ‘slashed’ with a knife or a hook following an assault in Mullingar overnight.

The incident happened at about 10pm following a disturbance in Lynn Heights, an estate in the south of the town, said Garda.

It is understood the attack happened during a ‘heated’ row among several people.

The young victim was taken to the emergency department in Mullingar Hospital - where his injuries are thought not to be life-threatening.

Gardaí in Mullingar are now investigating the incident, and have asked for anyone who might have witnessed the attack to contact the Garda confidential line on 1800 666111.

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