Man (mid 20s) in critical condition 'with stab wounds' following serious assault
Gardaí are investigating a serious assault that occurred in Co Offaly shortly after 1am on Sunday morning.
A man, aged in his mid 20's, suffered apparent stab wounds during the incident at McAuley Drive in Birr.
The injured man was taken to Midland Regional Hospital, Tullamore where his condition is described as critical.
Gardaí have arrested a man in his early 20s close to the scene.
He is currently detained at Birr Garda Station under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984.
The scene was preserved and technically examined.
Gardaí are appealing for witnesses and anyone with information, particularly those who reside at or were in the McAuley Drive, Townsend Street, New Road and Pound Street areas between 12.30am and 1.30am on Sunday morning to contact them.