The boy was hospitalised after the fight which left him with concussion, broken teeth and a shoe print on his forehead
The family of a schoolboy who was assaulted in Navan, Co Meath have described the incident as wrong”.
The teenager suffered concussion, broken teeth, extensive bruising in the attack which left him with a shoe print on his forehead. The incident was filmed and shared online.
The young man was only yards away from a family member’s house to where he tried to crawl to safety as blows rained down on him by a group of teenagers.
One member of his family said: “No 14-year-old should be beaten like that for anything at all, especially because of who he is. He is only a child and it happened across the road from a family member, where he was trying to get to.
The assault took place on Monday at around 2.30pm. In footage of the incident circulating on social media, a group of individuals can be seen striking the young male in the face before encircling him and continuing to kick and strike him as he lays on the ground.