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Gardaí issue appeal for information following Cork 'acid' attack on brothers

Investigating gardaí are asking witnesses to come forward

The home on Connolly, Road Cork, scene of acid attack

Neil Fetherstonhaugh

Gardai have issued an appeal for information after three innocent brothers were assaulted in an acid attack in Co Cork at the weekend.

A man in his 30s was arrested and later appeared before the courts following the incident that took place at around 8.20pm on Friday at a house on Connolly road, Ballyphehane.

Two of the brothers - Francis and John Costello - were treated at the South Infirmary Hospital after they had a corrosive substance thrown in their faces and eyes at the property.

There are fears that one of the siblings may suffer permanent damage to his vision.

The brothers' sibling Roy, who was also spattered with the substance, was treated at the scene.

“A man in his 30s was arrested in relation to this incident and appeared before a special sitting of Cork District Cork on Sunday, March 6,” gardai said.

Investigating gardaí are appealing for witnesses to come forward.

They are also appealing to anyone who was in the Ballyphehane, Togher and Bandon Road areas of Cork city between 8pm and 9.30pm on March 4 with camera footage (including dash-cam) to make it available to them.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Bridewell Garda Station on 021 494 3330, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111, or any Garda station.

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