A MAN is in a critical condition in hospital following a serious assault that occurred in a County Limerick town this Saturday evening.
Gardai in Newcastle West are investigating a serious assault that occurred on Maiden Street at around 5pm this Saturday.
One man, aged 21, was removed to University Hospital Limerick and is in a critical condition, gardai said. The scene is currently preserved.
Another man in his late 20s was arrested at the scene and is currently detained under Section 4, Criminal Justice Act, 1984 at Newcastle West Garda Station.
Gardai are appealing to any persons who were in the vicinity of Maiden Street or who can assist them with their investigation to contact them at the incident room of Newcastle West Garda Station on 069 20650, the Garda Confidential Line 1 800 666 1111, or any Garda Station.