Teenager stabbed multiple times during mass brawl in Cork
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Teenager stabbed multiple times during mass brawl in Cork

A TEENAGER has been hospitalised following a mass brawl which took place in County Cork yesterday evening.

Gardaí in Cork have confirmed they received reports of an incident of violent disorder ocurring in Pearse Square, Ballyphenane, at approximately 9.30pm yesterday evening, 7 April.

Gardaí attended the scene where they report there was an 'altercation' between two groups of people in Pearse Square, many believed to have been armed with knives and bats.

One man, aged 19, received multiple stab wounds and was rushed to Cork University Hospital where he underwent emergency surgery for his injuries.

His condition is described as stable.

The Irish Times report that Gardaí have begun door to door inquiries in the area to determine if there are any witnesses to the brawl, which is believed to have been between two rival gangs.

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The outlet reports that a row kicked off between two gangs of youths and that older members on both sides then joined in.

Cork Beo reports that a second man later presented at hospital with minor slash wounds, believed to be related to the brawl.

The scene in Pearse Square was sealed off for forensic analysis while Gardaí continued to hunt for suspects, but it is understood that no arrests have so far been made.

Gardaí are appealing for any witnesses, or motorists who may have dash-cam footage of the incident, to contact Togher Garda Station on 021 494 7120.