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ruptured Teenager arrested in connection with assault on Ballyfermot teen

The alleged incident happened at approximately 9.30pm on Thursday December 30th 2021.

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Stock images of Garda Crime scene tape. (Niall Carson/PA)

Stock images of Garda Crime scene tape. (Niall Carson/PA)

Stock images of Garda Crime scene tape. (Niall Carson/PA)

A teenager has been arrested in connection with the brutal assault of a Ballyfermot teenager.

The 17-year-old suffered facial injuries including broken bones in her cheek and eye socket, and broken teeth, but the worst injury was to her right eye which was ruptured in the attack.

The incident happened at approximately 9.30pm on Thursday December 30th 2021.

A juvenile was arrested on yesterday as part of the investigation.

A spokesperson for the Gardaí said in a statement: “A male juvenile was arrested on the morning of Wednesday, 2nd February, 2022, as part of the investigation into a serious assault that took place in the vicinity of the Civic Offices, Ballyfermot Road, on Thursday, 30th December, 2021.

“He is currently being detained at a Garda Station in West Dublin under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984."

Gardaí at Ballyfermot are appealing for witness who may not yet have come forward and in particular motorists who may have dash cam footage from Ballyfermot Road between approximately 9.15pm and 10pm on December 30 to contact them at Ballyfermot Garda Station 6667200 or the Garda Confidential line 1800 666 111.

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