A second male juvenile has been arrested on Thursday morning as part of an investigation into a serious assault of a 17-year-old girl and her friend that took place in Ballyfermot in late December.
“He is presently being held at a Garda Station in West Dublin under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984,” said a garda spokesperson.
A male juvenile who was arrested yesterday in connection with this assault has now been released, Gardaí added.
Alanna Quinn Idris, 17, and her male friend were seriously assaulted during the incident which took place near the Civic Offices on Ballyfermot Road at approximately 9.30 pm on December 30.
Alanna sustained a serious injury to her eye in the assault, while her friend was beaten and stabbed in the same attack.
Previously, two young men appeared in court on January 7 after being charged in relation to the incident. They were detained at Garda stations in west Dublin under Section Four of the Criminal Justice Act 1984.