Teenager stabbed ‘a number of times’

The scene of the stabbing in Carndonagh on Saturday morning
The scene of the stabbing in Carndonagh on Saturday morning

A 19-year-old man is in a stable condition after receiving “a number of stab wounds” in Carndonagh on Friday night.

Gardai were called to a house in Miller’s Way, off the main Carndonagh - Derry road.

Buncrana Superintendent Kevin English told the ‘Derry Journal’ yesterday when Gardai were called to the house in the private housing estate on Friday night, they found a man with severe injuries.

He added: “The (victim) received treatment and was removed immediately to Altnagelvin Hospital. He had sustained a number of stab wounds but he is now in a stable condition.”

It is believed the 19-year-old local man was stabbed up to four times, with a 10 cm kitchen knife.

Supt English said a second man in the premises at the time was subsequently arrested by Gardai and brought to Buncrana Garda Station for questioning.

“A 26-year-old male from the Carndonagh area has since been released from custody without charge, pending a file being sent to the Director of Public Prosecutions. The investigation is continuing at this stage.”

He added the Gardai in Inishowen are following a definite line of inquiry in relation to the attack.

Forensic officers carried out a technical examination of the property on Saturday.