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Man fights for life after serious altercation in west Dublin

A MAN is fighting for his life after a serious assault in west Dublin.

The 25-year-old suffered serious head injuries in the attack in Wheatfield Avenue, Clondalkin, at about 1am today.

Gardai said a man in his 30s was arrested a short time later and is being detained at Ronanstown Garda Station under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act 1984.

The scene has been preserved and a technical and forensic examination is being carried out.

The injured man was rushed to Tallaght Hospital and later transferred to Beaumont Hospital, which specialises in head injuries.

Gardai have appealed for anyone in the Wheatfield Avenue area at the time to come forward.