Wexford man badly hurt in Perth stabbing

Tue, Feb 12, 2013, 00:00

A young man from Wexford town is reported to have been seriously injured in a stabbing incident in Perth, Australia. Kenny Meyler (21), who emigrated to Australia about two years ago, is in a critical condition in hospital.

It is reported that Mr Meyler was stabbed in the neck with a large carving knife at a property on Helmsley Street in Scarborough, Perth, western Australia.

The Department of Foreign Affairs said it was providing consular assistance to the man’s family.

Members of his family have flown to Australia to be at his side as he continues his fight for life.

Before he emigrated, the young man boxed at the Wexford CBS Boxing Club in the town.

Club trainer Eddie Bolger said: “‘It is a shock but hopefully he’ll come through. I knew him in the club but he was more into the training end than competitive boxing.

“He would have sparred with all of the top boxers in the club, many of whom would have gone on to provincial and national success.”

It is believed he was due to come home to Wexford in a couple of months after spending two years in Perth.