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Wednesday 24 January 2018

Garda probe after man (27) found with serious head injuries

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Catherine Devine

Catherine Devine

Gardai are investigating after a 27-year-old man was found with serious head injuries in Co Kerry.

The injured man was found by neighbours lying on a street near his home at St Stephen's Park, Castleisland at around 5.30am this morning.

He was unconscious and had suffered severe head injuries.

The man was taken by ambulance to University Hospital Kerry in Tralee, from where he has been transferred to Cork University Hospital.

Gardai said the man remains in a serious condition in hospital.

A 19-year-old man was arrested on Sunday afternoon and is currently detained at Tralee Garda Station.

An investigation is underway and gardai are appealing for witnesses to contact them.

They have cordoned off two scenes at St Stephen's Park, one on the street where the man was discovered, and the other at his home nearby where he lived with his grandfather.

Gardaí are appealing for anyone with information or anyone who was in the St. Stephen's Park area of Castleisland to contact Tralee Garda Station on 066 7102300.

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