Search

26 May 2022

Garda probe into Drumlish incident

Garda probe into Drumlish incident

Gardaí have launched an investigation into a suspected stabbing incident in Drumlish last weekend. 

A 19-year-old man sustained a number of wounds following the incident which occurred during the early hours of Monday morning.

He  was initially taken to Mullingar's Midland Regional Hospital, but was later transferred to Tullamore where he remained at the time of going to press yesterday (Tuesday).

Gardaí have confirmed that the injured man is not from the immediate Drumlish area, but hails from  Co Longford.

They have however, stopped short of commenting on the precise injuries the injured man is said to have received, opting instead to describe the alleged assault as a “serious” incident.

It's understood the incident took place  along Mary Street at around 2am. The Marquee in Drumlish Festival was held in the town at the weekend attracting huge crowds to the area.  

Detectives have already spoken to a number of potential witnesses and are appealing for others to make contact with them. They are understood to be pursuing a definite line of inquiry into the incident.

A Garda spokesperson said aside from the events of Monday morning, the well attended four day festival went off relatively peacefully.

Anyone with information in relation to the oincident is asked to contact Granard Garda Station at (043) 6686512. 

To continue reading this article for FREE,
please kindly register and/or log in.


Registration is absolutely 100% FREE and will help us personalise your experience on our sites. You can also sign up to our carefully curated newsletter(s) to keep up to date with your latest local news!

Register / Login

Buy the e-paper of the Donegal Democrat, Donegal People's Press, Donegal Post and Inish Times here for instant access to Donegal's premier news titles.

Keep up with the latest news from Donegal with our daily newsletter featuring the most important stories of the day delivered to your inbox every evening at 5pm.