A MAN is in a serious condition in hospital this evening following an assault in Birr, Co Offaly this afternoon.
The victim in his 50’s received serious head injuries as a result of the assault, which took place on Main Street in the town..
He was air lifted to Beaumont Hospital in Dublin where his condition is described as serious.
A 17-year-old man was arrested in connection with this incident and is currently detained at Birr Garda Station.
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.