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Crowd attacks man in Wexford housing estate

Published 18/08/2015

Man beaten by crowd in Talbot Green, Wexford
Man beaten by crowd in Talbot Green, Wexford

A man has been attacked by a crowd of people in a Wexford town estate.

The victim of the attack, a man in his late 20s, was said to have been beaten in the attack which took place in Talbot Green. At least one of his attackers reportedly struck him across the head with a hurl.

Others are said to have kicked him as he was lying on the ground during the assault which took place around 1 p.m.

The incident was witnessed by a large group of children who were out playing at the time.

'All the children were terrified. They were screaming,' said a witness.

The victim of the attack, who is known to gardai, was taken to hospital by ambulance following the incident.

Large numbers of gardai responded to the incident, the cause of which is currently being investigated.

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