Sunday 19 November 2017

Teen fights for life after attack at filling station

Kathryn Hayes

A 16-year-old boy was fighting for his life in hospital last night following an assault in the forecourt of a busy filling station.

The victim, who is from Limerick city, suffered serious head injuries during the attack last Friday outside the Applegreen station in Corbally on the outskirts of Limerick city.

A 17-year-old boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons, appeared before a special court sitting yesterday to be charged in connection with the incident.

The suspect was arrested at the scene after gardai arrived and found the victim with serious head injuries lying on the ground.

The assault took place shortly before 10pm and the filling station was described as extremely busy at the time.

The victim was rushed to the Mid Western Regional Hospital where his condition was described last night as "critical".

At a special sitting of Limerick District Court yesterday, the 17-year-old was charged with assault causing serious harm to the 16-year-old.

Solicitor Daragh McCarthy said he was reserving his position on bail.

The 17-year-old was remanded in custody to St Patrick's Institute until tomorrow when he is due to appear before the children's sitting of Limerick District Court.

Irish Independent

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