13-year-old stabbed in broad daylight during violent fight

Entrance to Shelbourne Park, Limerick city
Entrance to Shelbourne Park, Limerick city

A TEENAGER was rushed to hospital after he was stabbed during a violent park fight.

The assault happened on the outskirts of Limerick city shortly after 2.30pm on Tuesday.

Gardai have established that a number of young teenagers descended on Shelbourne Park in the north of the city and an argument broke out.

During the melee a 13-year-old boy was stabbed in the arm.

The teen was brought to University Hospital Limerick where he was treated for his injuries.   

Gardai at Mayorstone station are investigating and another teenager is helping officers with their inquiries.

The parents of both youths have been contacted.

Nobody has been arrested and the matter is expected to be dealt with by the Juvenile Liaison Officer (JLO) scheme.