June 18, 2021

Two teens arrested following acid attack on talented young footballer will not face prosecution

Two teenagers arrested in connection with an horrific attack in Waterford city which left a youth soccer international fighting for his sight will not face charges in relation to the incident.

Tega Agberhiere (17) suffered serious burns to his face following an assault at Earlscourt Estate on the Dunmore Road at 11pm on April 28.

Four teenagers were arrested just days after the attack, a juvenile and three teens, two aged 18 and one aged 19 and questioned about the incident and a file was prepared for the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP).

It’s emerged Tega and his family have been informed by the DPP’s office they will not be proceeding with charges against two of the boys arrested in relation with the attack.

Following the attack Tega was rushed to University Hospital Waterford where doctors fought to save his sight, before being transferred to Cork University Hospital to see out his recovery.

Two of Tega’s friends, both juveniles, were also injured during the incident. One sustained burns to his leg, causing nerve and tissue damage while the second received injuries to his back.

Gardai believe drain cleaning fluid may have been used during the assault.




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