Schoolboy stabbing: Man due before Drogheda court

Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital

A 21-year-old man is due to appear before a sitting of Drogheda District Court this morning charged in connection with the stabbing of a 16-year-old schoolboy in Drogheda on Wednesday afternoon.

The teenager, who is in a serious condition in hospital, was attacked on his way home from school.

The 16-year-old schoolboy was walking home from school with four friends along Laurence St in Drogheda, when they were confronted by a man who appeared to be drunk.

The man produced a knife and moved towards the group.

The injured boy is believed to have suffered wounds to the torso and to have sustained internal injuries.

A member of the public alerted the gardaí who arrived quickly at the scene.

The teenager was taken to Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital and, while his condition was not life-threatening, it is described as "serious".

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