Friday 20 April 2018

Gardaí make third arrest over stag party attack that left man fighting for life

Cathal McMahon

Cathal McMahon

A third person has been arrested by gardaí investigating a late-night attack on a man who was celebrating a stag party.

Ger Doolan (40), who is originally from Dublin, was set upon on the Main Street of Carrick-on-Shannon, Co Leitrim in the early hours of Sunday, July 17.

It’s understood that he had been on a stag party in the Co Leitrim town for the weekend.

Emergency services rushed to the scene and the injured man was brought to Sligo University Hospital.

Ger Doolan. Picture: Facebook
Ger Doolan. Picture: Facebook

His condition is described as critical and he was transferred to the specialist head unit at Beaumont Hospital in Dublin where his condition remains unchanged.

Gardaí have tonight confirmed that a man in his 20s has been arrested in Co Roscommon connection with the attack.

He is currently detained under the provisions of Section 4 – Criminal Justice Act, 1984 at Carrick on Shannon Garda Station.

A man and woman arrested on July 29 are currently before the courts & charged in connection with the incident.

Mr Doolan had gotten married just weeks before the incident. A friend of the victim described him as “one of the nicest lads you could meet”.

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