A 17-YEAR-OLD girl is being treated for multiple stab wounds allegedly inflicted by a younger teenage boy in a row over a mobile phone yesterday.
The teen, who is from a town in East Cork, escaped serious injury but was taken to hospital by ambulance after the emergency services were alerted by family members.
The horrific incident happened around 5.30pm on Friday.
It’s understood she sustained up to eight stab injuries but no vital blood vessels or organs were hit in the attack.
According to sources, the injuries are not life-threatening but required hospital attention, so a decision was taken to convey the girl to Cork University Hospital.
According to the Garda Press Office, Gardaí attended the scene in the east Cork town after being alerted to the incident by the family involved.
It is expected that Gardai will speak to everyone involved but all parties involved are said to be distressed and upset by the unexpected violent incident which happened very suddenly and without warning.
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A garda spokesperson said last night “Gardai are investigating an alleged assault that took place at approximately 5.20pm on December 18 in (east) Cork.”
“A female youth was taken to CUH with injuries that are not believed to be serious.”
It’s expected that child support agencies will liaise with the Gardaí as part of their investigation into the incident.