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Teen rushed to hospital after stabbing on Portmarnock Beach, North Dublin

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Teen rushed to hospital after stabbing on Portmarnock Beach, North Dublin

A teenager has been rushed to hospital after being stabbed on a beach in North Dublin.

The boy, believed to be 17, was with a group of youths on Portmarnock beach tonight.

The alarm was raised after the victim was dropped at a local garda station and rushed to hospital from there.

He’s currently in Beaumont where is wounds are described as non-life threateneing.

Gardai swarmed the Malahide and Portmarnock areas and are currently on the hunt for the attacker.

It’s understood a number of youths had been gathered at the beach at the time.

Local Fianna Fail TD Darragh O’Brien has urged anyone with information to come forward and added that people don’t feel safe as hard-working gardai are “stretched beyond capacity”.

He said: “”This is an awful attack and it’s shocking that something like this can happen to anyone’s child.

“These incidents are escalating at an alarming rate in the area.

“I’ve been on the doors this week and everyone here is really concerned about crime – and particularly parents as we see more and more attacks on teens. It’s one of the main concerns I hear from the people I meet.

“It highlights the need for a 24 hour station at Malahide.

“It’s unfair to the wonderful gardai who are stretched beyond capacity in the North County Dublin area.

“People deserve better than this, and so do the gardai who work so hard but are under resourced.”

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