Man in serious condition following 'slash attack'
A man has been seriously injured in a knife attack in Mullingar in county Westmeath.
It is understood a man in his 20s was ‘slashed’ with a knife or a hook following an assault in Mullingar overnight.
The incident happened at about 10pm following a disturbance in Lynn Heights, an estate in the south of the town, said Garda.
It is understood the attack happened during a ‘heated’ row among several people.
The young victim was taken to the emergency department in Mullingar Hospital - where his injuries are thought not to be life-threatening.
Gardaí in Mullingar are now investigating the incident, and have asked for anyone who might have witnessed the attack to contact the Garda confidential line on 1800 666111.