Gardaí investigating assault on two teens
GARDAÍ are investigating an assault of two teenage boys which took place on a roadway leading to Gormanston Railway Station on Sunday, November 5th.
The incident happened in the early evening when gardaí responded to a call about a disturbance near the station.
Two 17-year-old boys from Laytown reported being assaulted and required treatment at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital.
The pair alleged they had been assaulted by a large group of males and females who were both black and white.
These groups boarded the train in Balbriggan Station and got off at Gormanston Station.
Gardaí from Laytown Garda Station responded to this incident and were assisted by members of An Garda Síochána from Balbriggan and Ashbourne Garda Station, along with two mobile units from the Regional Armed Support Unit. Gardaí in Laytown are 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 to Gardaí.
Also, anyone who may have been in the vicinity of Gormanston Railway Station which is just off the R132 north of Balbriggan shortly after 4pm is asked to contact Gardaí.
Gardaí have said that with assistance from the public they are making significant progress with their investigation.
Any person with information is asked to call the 041-9813320 or 01-8010600 or the Garda Confidential Line at 1800 666 111.
Meath East TD and Minister Regina Doherty, has expressed her shock at the reported asasults.
‘ This is another in a series of violent incidents in the Meath area that has sickened residents throughout the county, including myself. There appears to be a gang of violent youths who will beat people at will, without fear of repercussions. Those thugs have parents, relatives and friends who know what they are up to, and I ask that they work with the Gardai to make sure this doesn’t happen again,’ said Minister Doherty.
She said she made contact with local Gardai about the incident and learned it was so serious that members of the force’s Armed Support Unit attended the scene. An incident room has been set up in Laytown, County Meath.
The Minister said: ‘ The group believed to be responsible for the attack numbers 20-30 youths, including females. It is shocking to me as a parent to think that my child could be their next victim. We need to stand up to these mindless thugs.’
Minister Regina Doherty