Teens behind acid attack on three Waterford boys will not face criminal charges
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Teens behind acid attack on three Waterford boys will not face criminal charges

THE TWO teenagers behind an acid attack on three boys from Waterford will not face criminal charges over the incident.

17-year-old youth Tega Agberhiere suffered serious injuries to his face and body when an acidic substance was thrown on him in the attack.

The attack resulted in damage to his eyesight.

Two other teens, Oisín Daly (19) and Pádraig Sullivan were also injured in the incident last year.

Back in December it was revealed one of the boys behind the attack had been cautioned by police.

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It has now been confirmed that a second teen involved has escaped with a caution.

As a result, neither teenager will have a criminal record.

Speaking to The Irish Times, a mother of one of the acid attack victims, Shirley Sullivan, criticised the decision.

“This was grievous bodily harm and for these boys to do this and get a slap on the wrist,” she said.

“One of these boys got a gang together, he went to another estate and the other boy threw the acid.”

The Director of Public Prosecutions sparked outrage among the families of the victims with the original decision back in December.

Speaking on RTE's Liveline last year, Oisin Daly's father Martin described the original decision as "madness".

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Mr Daly said his son had "third-degree burns on his back, burnt through his jacket, his jumper" and would "probably have scarring for life".

"That’s just physically, never mind the emotional part of all this," he added.

He told RTE he would contest the judgement.