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Monday 25 September 2017

Gardaí hunt attacker who left man (21) fighting for life

TJ Duffy (21) was rushed to Beaumont Hospital where he underwent brain surgery over the weekend.
TJ Duffy (21) was rushed to Beaumont Hospital where he underwent brain surgery over the weekend.

Ryan Nugent

Gardaí are still on the hunt for the attacker in a serious assault in Monaghan that left a young man fighting for his life with head injuries.

TJ Duffy (21), from Ardee, Co Louth, was rushed to Beaumont Hospital where he underwent brain surgery over the weekend.

Mr Duffy suffered serious head injuries when he was assaulted outside a Paddy Power bookmakers, close to Fiddlers nightclub, in Carrickmacross on Saturday.

The incident occurred shortly before 4am.

A Garda spokesperson told the Irish Independent that the incident was still under investigation.

No arrests have been made.

They said that Mr Duffy was still in a critically injured state.

It is not yet known if Mr Duffy's head injuries happened from being hit or from falling on the ground after being hit.

He was found shortly after the incident by a passer-by who alerted gardaí.

Irish Independent

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