Teenager arrested in connection with 'hate crime' stabbing of gay man in Kildare
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Teenager arrested in connection with 'hate crime' stabbing of gay man in Kildare

GARDAÍ INVESTIGATING a serious assault which took place last week in County Kildare have arrested a teenager in connection with the incident.

On 31 January, 2020, a gay couple were viciously attacked by a number of people while they waited at Newbridge train station in County Kildare.

A Facebook post written by one of the victims described how he was "kicked into the face knocked to the ground and kicked" and said that his partner had been stabbed four times.

Gardaí, who are said to be treating the attack as a hate crime fuelled by homophobia, confirmed in a statement that one man received stab wounds in the attack and was brought to Tallaght Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Gardaí confirmed that on Thursday, 6 February, one male juvenile was arrested on suspicion of assault causing harm, and is currently being detained at Newbridge Garda Station under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act 1984.

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One other person, a male in his late teens, was also previously questioned in connection with the serious assault.

Gardaí have re-issued an appeal for information from the public regarding the assault and are asking anyone who may have witnessed something to come forward by contacting Newbridge Garda Station on 045 440 180, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or anty garda Station.