Man 'attacks teenagers with hammer' in middle of street
A TEENAGER was attacked with a hammer on the street in a north Dublin suburb it has been alleged.
Two 15-year-old boys were walking in an estate close to the Holy Trinity Church in Donaghmede, north Dublin, when the shocking incident unfolded at around 9pm on Sunday.
The boys who have been described as "completely innocent" were set upon by a man armed with a hammer who struck one boy in the face with the weapon before using his fists to assault the other boy.
According to local sources, the boys required hospital treatment after the attack but were not seriously injured.
One local theory is that their alleged middle-aged male attacker may have targeted the boys after someone else smashed up his car.
However, local sources said the two boys have never had any involvement in such activities.
Gardai said that officers in Coolock Garda Station were unaware of the incident and that the alleged assault had not been reported to them.
The alleged incident happened close to the Donaghmede church, which was defaced by thugs ahead of Real IRA terror chief Alan Ryan's commemoration event last Saturday.
The church was defaced with two messages threatening Ryan's younger brother Vinny while graffiti was sprayed on a wall.