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Teenage boy (13) airlifted to hospital after he was 'assaulted on his lunch break'

The assault is believed to have been carried out by two boys from another school.

Image: Pat Flynn

A 13-YEAR OLD boy has been airlifted to hospital after he was assaulted on his school lunch break.

It’s understood the teenager was on his break from a school in Ennistymon when he was set upon by two students believed to be 14-years-old and from a different school.

The injured boy suffered a head injury after he was knocked to the ground but the emergency services were not immediately notified.

The schoolboy was taken to a local medical centre where his condition began to deteriorate. An ambulance was called to the centre.

After being assessed by paramedics, it was decided that the boy should be transported to hospital as soon as possible. The Emergency Aeromedical Service air ambulance was requested to airlift the boy to University Hospital Limerick.

Gardaí in Ennistymon are investigating the incident and have appealed for witnesses.

A spokesman said they wished to speak to anyone who witnessed the alleged assault or who was in the Monastery Road area of the town between 1.00pm and 2.00pm today to contact them on 065 7072180.

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