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Man in serious condition following 'slash attack'

Man in serious condition following 'slash attack'

Gardai are investigating a vicious attack which took place in Mullingar, Co Westmeath, at 10:15pm last night.

A man in his 20s is believed to have been ‘slashed’ with a blade or hook.

Reports indicate that the incident occurred following a disturbance in Lynn Heights, an estate in the south of the town.

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