A MAN is in a serious condition in hospital after suffering head injuries during an assault.
A 17-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the incident which occurred on Main Street in Birr, Co. Offaly.
The victim of the assault is in his 50s and was air lifted to Beaumont Hospital in Dublin where his condition is described as serious.
The attack took place at 3pm yesterday afternoon.
The teenager arrested is currently 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.