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Three people arrested after video of alleged assault in Cavan shared on social media

A man was charged and will appear in court today.
Oct 23rd 2019, 8:44 AM 34,837 0

A MAN HAS been charged after a 19-year-old was allegedly falsely imprisoned and assaulted in Cavan. 

Gardaí are investigating a video of the alleged assault circulating on social media.

A 19-year-old man is now being treated in a hospital in the north-east. 

The Irish Independent reports that the video shows the 19-year-old being accused of “ratting” to Gardaí, stripped down to his underwear and beaten. 

Two men and a woman, all aged in their 20s, were arrested on Monday on suspicion of assault.

They were arrested under Section 3 of the Non-Fatal Offences Against the Person Act 1997. 

A Garda spokesperson said that a 25-year-old man was charged yesterday evening and will appear before the Carrickmacross District Court at 10.30am today. 

The other man and the woman have now been released. 

The spokesperson said that Gardaí “would encourage any members of the public who view such offending material to refer to their local Garda Station”. 

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