Three Teenagers Arrested In Co...


Three Teenagers Arrested In Connection With Assault On Boy In Navan

Laura Donnelly
Laura Donnelly

11:13 19 May 2023

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Three teenagers have been arrested in relation to an assault on a teenage boy in Navan in Co Meath on Monday.

The 14 year old suffered serious facial injuries in the attack and was treated at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Drogheda.

Gardai arrested three teenage boys in the Navan area this morning.

They're continuing to investigate the incident and say a family liaison officer has been appointed to support the victim and his family.

Gardai are again appealing to people to stop sharing the video on social media.


A garda spokesperson says: "Gardaí are continuing to investigate the assault of a teenage boy which occurred in Navan on Monday, the 15th May 2023.

"Following this incident, a male juvenile teen attended Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Drogheda where he received treatment for serious facial injuries.

"Gardaí have today arrested three male juvenile teens in the Navan area for alleged offences under Section 3 of the Non-Fatal Offences Against the Person Act, 1999.  All three are currently detained under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984 at Garda Stations in the Meath Region.

"An Garda Síochána has appointed an FLO and continues to liaise with the victim and the victim’s family.

"An Garda Síochána is aware of a video circulating on social media of this incident and out of respect for the victim in this case we would request that people refrain from sharing this video.

"Gardaí are continuing to appeal to any person with information on the assault to contact Navan Garda Station at 046 9079930, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station."

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