Man in critical condition after Sligo town assault

Victim (30s) found with head injury at Rockwood Parade on Tuesday evening

A man is in critical condition in hospital following an assault in Sligo town on Tuesday evening.

Gardaí have issued an appeal for witnesses after his condition deteriorated and he was transferred to Dublin for specialist treatment.

The incident occurred sometime around 6pm on Tuesday at Rockwood Parade. Emergency services attended the scene and treated the man, who is aged in his late 30s, for an apparent head injury.

He was initially taken to Sligo University Hospital, but was later transferred to Beaumont Hospital in Dublin where his condition is described as critical.

The scene was preserved and a forensic examination has been conducted.

Anyone who was in the Rockwood Parade area on Tuesday between 5pm and 6.15pm is asked to contact Sligo Garda station on (071) 915 7000; the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any garda station. Investigating gardaí are also appealing to anyone who may have camera or dash cam footage from the area to make it available.