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Beach incident Four teens arrested over suspected gang attack on Bettystown beach released without charge

The attack led to the mother of one of the victims launching a campaign for a full-time Garda station for the East Meath area

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Four teenage boys were arrested and later released following a public order incident on a beach near Bettystown last month, gardai have confirmed. 

A gang of teenagers from Drogheda are understood to have attacked a group of local young people on June 3.

The attack led to the mother of one of the victims launching a campaign for a full-time Garda station for the East Meath area.

Gardaí confirmed that officers from Meath, assisted by Drogheda gardaí, conducted a number of searches at houses in the Drogheda area on the morning of July 20.

“Four male teenagers were arrested and detained at Ashbourne and Balbriggan Garda Station,” gardai said last night.

“All four have been released and a file will now, in the first instance, be forwarded to the Director of the Juvenile Diversion Programme as required by Part 4, Children Act 2001.”

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