Man seriously injured after stabbing in Longford town

Gardaí are investigating a stabbing near Longford town yesterday evening,

A 19-year-old man received stab wounds after the incident in the Springlawn area, just off the Ballinalee Road, at about 5.20pm.

He was brought to Midlands Regional Hospital in Mullingar with serious injuries and has since been transferred to St James Hospital in Dublin.

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It’s understood his face was slashed in the incident.

A juvenile is currently in custody in Longford Garda Station in connection with the incident – he was initially held for six hours before this was extended.

Investigations are continuing.