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Two arrested following Portlaoise daylight assault


Gardai say they have arrested two people following an assault in Portlaoise last month.

A man is understood to have undergone surgery for facial injuries in St James’s Hospital following the serious assault March 24.

A garda spokesperson said: “Two males have been arrested and are currently detained for an assault of a young man on March 24.

“Both are from Laois. One is a juvenile and the other is 18-years-old.”

The assault happened at 15.10 on Saturday afternoon close to Laois County Council offices.

The injured party is 19-years old.

The victim received significant facial injuries in the assault.

The fact that the assault occurred during daylight hours was even more shocking.

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Stradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016.