Man critical after attack with iron bar
An East European man remains in critical condition in Cork University Hospital (CUH) after a brutal attack in which he was struck over the head with an iron bar.
The man, a 27-year-old Lithuanian national, was injured during an incident at a house on Blarney Street, near Cork city centre, in the early hours of yesterday.
It is understood the incident occurred during a social gathering at the two-storey property.
The young man was found with serious head injuries and was rushed by ambulance to CUH.
Gardai attended the scene at 1.30am and, with the support of members of the Regional Support Unit (RSU), detained another man in his 20s a short distance away.
He is an African national.
The man was arrested and taken to Gurranabraher Garda Station for questioning.
He can be questioned for an initial period of 12 hours though this can be further extended if required by gardaí.