5 People Charged With Assault In Neighbouring County


Gardaí investigating an assault incident which occurred in the Arden View residential estate in Tullamore, Co. Offaly on Wednesday, last July 6th  have charged 5 people. 3 men (20s, 20s and late teens) and 2 women (20s, 40s) will appear before Portlaoise District Court at 3pm today. Video of the incident had been shared on line which helped the police to identify those involved. The victim of the assault was chased and attacked by the mob who used baseball bats and a pitchfork during the assault. The victim was left lying on the ground as the assailants fled the scene. He was later treated for his injuries which are not thought to be life threatening in the Midlands Regional Hospital Tullamore.  Garda have not released a motive for the attack.