Armed gardaí patrol estate

ARMED gardaí have been patrolling a housing estate in Waterford city following the escalation of a feud that led to the stabbing of a man on Monday.

A 19-year-old youth was attacked at a house in Ardmore Park in the Ballybeg local authority housing estate at about 10.30pm. Three men were arrested.

Garda Sgt Larry Langton yesterday said that three men wearing balaclavas attacked the teenager in the living room of the house in Ardmore Park and slashed him with knives.

The youth received injuries to his arms, forehead and shoulders, said Sgt Langton. He was taken to Waterford Regional Hospital where he was treated for his injuries but then released himself yesterday, according to a hospital source.

Gardaí arrested two males, aged 24 and 34, for questioning about the attack. They are being held under section 30 of the Offences Against the State Act at Waterford Garda Station.

Another man was also yesterday arrested in connection with an incident in Ballybeg last week and was being questioned at Tramore Garda Station.

Members of the Garda’s armed regional support unit based at Cork have been tasked to the city at “night-times in recent days” following a number of incidents, said Sgt Langton.

Anyone with information can contact gardaí in Waterford on 051 305300 or on the Garda Confidential Hotline on 1800-666-111.


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