Saturday 26 May 2018

Two teens (17) 'attacked by a large group of youths outside train station'

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

Denise Calnan

Gardaí are investigating an alleged incident in which a large group of youths attacked two teenage boys outside a County Meath train station on Sunday evening.

The two 17-year-old boys, both from Laytown, were attacked on the road leading to Gormanston Railway Station.

They told gardaí who attended the scene that they had been assaulted by a large group of males, who were accompanied by females who witnessed the incident.

The two boys required treatment at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda.

According to a garda statement, the alleged attackers were described as "both black and white youths and they were accompanied by females who witnessed the assaults".

The group boarded the train in Balbriggan Station and got off at Gormanston Station, early Sunday evening.

Gardaí are now appealing for anyone who may have witnessed this group of people either boarding or getting off the train or who were on the train between the above two stations on Sunday evening and who may be in a position to provide any information.

They are also asking for anyone who may have been in the vicinity of Gormanston Railway Station shortly after 4pm to contact Gardaí.

Any person with information is asked to call the 041-9813320 or 01-8010600 or the Garda Confidential Line at 1800 666 111.

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