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Man in serious condition following 'slash attack'


Garda: File photo

Garda: File photo

Garda: File photo

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.