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18th May 2023

“Shocked and horrified”: Family of teenage boy attacked in Navan speak out

Kat O'Connor

“He is doing ok and being very brave about it”

The family of a teenage boy who was brutally attacked in Navan has spoken out.

The 14-year-old was attacked by multiple teenagers from their school on Monday.

He was rushed to Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Drogheda following the incident. Doctors treated the young boy for “serious facial injuries”.

He also suffered a concussion, severe bruising, and broken teeth.

Footage of the harrowing attack has gone viral on social media and Gardaí have launched an investigation.

According to The Irish Times, the young boy’s family said nobody should ever experience that level of violence, but especially a child.

“No 14-year-old should be beaten like that for anything at all, especially because of who he is.”

The family member confirmed the attack took place just across the road from one of his family member’s homes, where he was trying to get to.

“We are shocked, horrified, and upset at what can happen in this day and age. It was a number of people against one boy, while others filmed it and posted it online. That is horrific and wrong

“He is doing ok and being very brave about it,” they shared.

“But I don’t think the whole brevity of the incident or shock has fully hit him yet.”

Gardaí have urged witnesses to come forward with any relevant information about the incident.

The young boy was attacked on Monday, May 15th at around 2.30 pm.

Those with information should contact Navan Garda Station at 046 9079930.


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