Schoolboy airlifted to hospital after alleged Clare assault

The 16-year-old suffered a head injury

Schoolboy airlifted to hospital after alleged Clare assault

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A Clare schoolboy has been airlifted to hospital, after he was allegedly assaulted on his lunchbreak on Wednesday afternoon.

Gardaí have confirmed that a 13-year-old boy in Ennistymon suffered a head injury when he was attacked by two students in the Monastery Lane area.

They are thought to be from a different school in the town.

After the incident, the boy reported feeling unwell and was taken to a local medical centre.

He was then transferred by air ambulance to University Hopsital Limerick.

It is understood his condition is not life-threatening.

Gardaí in Ennistymon are appealing to anyone who may have witnessed the alleged assault to contact them.