June 20, 2021
Crime News

Victims of Waterford acid attack win right to challenge decision which saw attackers escape charge

Two of the teenagers who were injured when aid was thrown over them in Waterford last year have won the right to challenge the decision which saw their attackers escape being charged.

Both Tega Agberhiere and Pádraig Sullivan were yesterday granted permission by the High Court after their teenage attackers did not face criminal charges and received a caution under the juvenile diversion programme.

Mr Justice Charles Meenan said he was satisfied to grant leave for judicial review in both cases but added that the perpetrators of “these outrageous attacks” still cannot be named.

Waterford FC Tega suffered severe injuries to his face and body and his eyesight was damaged while Pádraig Sullivan and another youth were also injured.

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