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A 17-year-old boy, who attempted to murder a woman he met online in Dún Laoghaire two years ago, has been re-sentenced to 11 years, with a review after seven.

The boy was 15 when he lured Stephanie Ng to an isolated area at the sea front two days before Christmas 2017, grabbed her from behind and choked her, before slashing her neck and leaving her.

He was originally given an 11 year detention with a review after five years, in 2023.

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The Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) was successful in appealing, and the Court of Appeal found the sentence to be unduly lenient.

On Wednesday, the court re-sentenced him to 11 years detention with a review in seven years instead.

It found the level planning and premeditation meant even as attempted murders go, the offence was at the higher end of the scale.

It says this review gives the best chance of a re-introduction back into society and gives the boy a date to work towards.

The court heard the boy is doing well in Oberstown, but remains "a high risk" of harm to himself and others.

Reporting by Shane Beatty


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