Northern Ireland

Teenage boy due in court after three tourists attacked in Dublin

The three men were assaulted in the Temple Bar area on Friday night
The three men were assaulted in the Temple Bar area on Friday night

A teenage boy is due to appear in court after three tourists were attacked and robbed in Dublin city centre.

The three men, aged in their 20s and part of a football club from England visiting the city, were assaulted in the Temple Bar area on Friday night.

Gardai said the attack happened at Fownes Street Upper at about 10.05pm.

The victims were from the St John's Sports Football Club in Aylesbury and were in the city to play against St Kevin's Football Club in Santry.

They were taken to St James’s Hospital following the attack and treated for serious but non-life threatening injuries.

They have since been released from hospital.

The game, which had been due to take place on Saturday afternoon, was cancelled following the incident.

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In a post on social media, St Kevin's Football Club said even though the match had been called off, "it was great to have some of the squad from St Johns Sports to the club".

"The lads were presented with a little memento of their trip," the club said.

It added: "We hope that St Johns Sports leave Dublin today knowing this is a great city with great people here and are always welcome back".

The teenage boy is due to appear before the Children’s Court in Dublin on Monday.

The attack comes just two weeks after an American tourist was seriously assaulted and left with life-changing injuries last month in Dublin.

Stephen Termini (57) from Buffalo, New York suffered severe injuries when he was beaten in an attack on Talbot Street in the city centre on July 19.