Teenager to be charged with Offaly assault

A man in his 50s airlifted to hospital after he suffered serious head injuries

Teenager to be charged in connection with a serious assault in Birr, Co Offaly today.

Teenager to be charged in connection with a serious assault in Birr, Co Offaly today.

Wed, Feb 12, 2014, 08:52

A 17-year-old man will appear before court today charged in connection with a serious assault that left a man in hospital in Co Offaly.

The man, in his 50s, suffered severe head injuries after being attacked near Supervalu on Main Street in Birr at about 3pm on Monday.

The victim was airlifted to Beaumont Hospital in Dublin where his condition was described as serious.

The teenager was expected to appear in Tullamore District Court in relation to the incident.

He was detained at Birr Garda Station under the provisions of Section 4, Criminal Justice Act – 1984.

Anyone who witnessed anything suspicious is asked to contact the station on 057 91 69700 or contact the Garda Confidential line at 1800 666 111.