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Three arrested after teenager seriously injured in stabbing incident

The stabbing occurred in Westport, Co Mayo late last night.

Image: Photocall Ireland (File)

A 17-YEAR-OLD boy has been hospitalised after he was stabbed in Wesport, Co Mayo last night.

The teenager was seriously injured when he was stabbed a number of times during an incident at Railway Walk in Wesport.

He was taken to Mayo General Hospital where his condition is described as stable.

Three men in their late teens were later arrested and taken to Westport Garda station where they are being detained under section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act.

A technical examination of the scene is under way and gardaí say that their inquiries are ongoing.

They are appealing for witnesses to the incident, particularly anyone who was in the vicinity of Railway Walk between 10.30pm and 11pm last night, to contact them.

Gardaí can be reached at Westport Garda Station on 098 50230 or the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111.

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