Gardaí are appealing for information after a man sustained serious injuries in an assault in Co Westmeath on Halloween night.
The 22-year-old man suffered a suspected fractured skull during an altercation at Willow Park in Athlone at around 12.30am.
He was taken to Portiuncula Hospital Ballinasloe before being transferred to Beaumont Hospital in Dublin where his condition was described as stable this morning.
Gardaí have sealed off an area in Willow Park where an examination of the scene is taking place. Investigators are conducting are inquires and have appealed for witnesses to come forward.
Anyone with information can contact Athlone Garda Station at 090 649 8550 or the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111.