Juvenile questioned about Limerick attack

David Hurley and Ann

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David Hurley and Ann

Gardai at the scene of yesterday's attack [Picture: Adrian Butler]
GARDAI investigating a vicious assault at Lord Edward Street yesterday have arrested “juvenile male” as part of their ongoing inquiries.

GARDAI investigating a vicious assault at Lord Edward Street yesterday have arrested “juvenile male” as part of their ongoing inquiries.

The arrest of the youth, which was confirmed by the Garda Press Office this evening, is the third arest to have been made.

A man in his early 20s and a girl in her late teens, who were arrested last evening, had their periods of detention extended earlier today.

All three suspects are being questioned at Roxboro Road garda station.

The victim of yesterday’s attack, 33-year-old Patrick Byrnes Jnr, remains in a critical condition at Cork University Hospital.

The father-of-three, who who is originally from the Patrickswell area, sustained serious head injuries when he was struck several times by his attackers.

Gardai have conducted a number of searches of the area and they are also appealing for information about a light green coloured saloon car with a partial registration number 10KY, which was seen in the area of Lord Edward Street around the time of the incident to contact the incident room at Roxboro Road Garda Station.

Yesterday’s assault happened at around 3.30pm at Edward Court – a short distance from the People’s Park.

Investigating gardai have confirmed the attackers used an “implement” but they have not commented as to what it may have been.

Mr Byrnes, who is known to gardai, was initially brought the Mid Western Regional Hospital in Dooradoyle for treatment before before being transferred to Cork.

His condition has been described as critical but stable.

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