Belfast Telegraph

Friday 1 August 2014

Two appear in Athlone court over stabbing of Garda

Two men have appeared before a special sitting of Athlone District Court charged in connection with the stabbing of a Garda in County Westmeath.

A 20-year-old has been charged with assault causing harm to Garda Aidan Lyons from the Longford-Westmeath Drugs Unit.

A 17-year-old, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was charged with having an article capable of inflicting serious injury.

Judge Michael Reilly refused them bail and remanded them in custody to appear before Athlone District Court again next Tuesday.

Garda Aidan Lyons who received four stab wounds to his upper arm is to undergo surgery today.

COMMENT RULES: Comments that are judged to be defamatory, abusive or in bad taste are not acceptable and contributors who consistently fall below certain criteria will be permanently blacklisted. The moderator will not enter into debate with individual contributors and the moderator’s decision is final. It is Belfast Telegraph policy to close comments on court cases, tribunals and active legal investigations. We may also close comments on articles which are being targeted for abuse. Problems with commenting? customercare@belfasttelegraph.co.uk

Latest News

Latest Sport

Latest Showbiz