A 17-year-old man will appear before a court this morning charged in connection with an alleged assault that left a man with serious head conditions in hospital.
The victim - in his 50s - was airlifted to Beaumont after the incident on Main Street in Birr, Co. Offaly.
The teenager will appear before a sitting of Tullamore District charged in connection with the incident.
The attack took place at 3pm on Monday afternoon.
The teenager was arrested and detained at Birr Garda Station under the provisions of Section 4, Criminal Justice Act – 1984.
Investigating Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to contact Birr Garda Station on 057-9169710, the Garda Confidential Line 1-800-666-111 or any Garda Station.