Man in critical condition following assault in Tipperary

Gardaí arrest 20 year old man for questioning about assault

Gardaí in Co Tipperary have arrested a young man for questioning following a serious assault which left a man in his 60s fighting for his life in hospital in Cork. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Gardaí in Co Tipperary have arrested a young man for questioning following a serious assault which left a man in his 60s fighting for his life in hospital in Cork. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

 

Gardaí in Co Tipperary have arrested a young man for questioning following a serious assault which left a 64-year-old man fighting for his life in hospital in Cork.

Officers arrested the 20-year-old man in Cahir at around 9pm last night for questioning about a serious assault on a man in a bungalow off the Clogheen Road outside Ballyporeen earlier yesterday.

The victim of the assault is originally from Ballinasloe, Co Galway but returned to live in Ballyporeen over 15 years ago after spending many years in the UK.

He was discovered at the house by paramedics just before 3pm when the emergency services received a call.

The victim was suffering from serious head injuries and was rushed by ambulance to Cork University Hospital.

Gardaí cordoned off the scene of the assault and a garda technical team last night began a forensic examination of the scene to help them establish what happened to the injured party.

Meanwhile, gardaí arrested the 20-year-old man in Cahir under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act which allows officers to detain suspects for up to 24 hours.