Sunday 18 August 2019

Man in critical condition after being found unconscious on city centre street

Garda Stock Photo
Garda Stock Photo

Ralph Riegel

A MAN found lying unconscious on a Cork city centre street remains in a serious condition in hospital.

The man was found lying unconscious on the pavement off Cove Street shortly before 3am on Sunday.

He was rushed to Cork University Hospital (CUH) where he is being treated for serious head injuries.

The man's condition is currently being treated as critical.

Gardaí are trying to determine the precise circumstances in which the man suffered the head injuries and have launched a full investigation.

Uniformed gardaí conducted door-to-door inquiries in the area to determine if anyone locally heard or saw anything suspicious between 12 midnight and 3am on Sunday.

Gardaí are also examining CCTV security camera footage from around the area to determine the movements of the man and anyone else who may have been in the area at the time.

It is believed a number of people are likely to have been in the area given a number of social events taking place in the city centre.

A garda source stressed that it remains unclear if the man was the victim of an assault or if the injuries were sustained in a fall.

It is understood the injured man had been out socialising on Saturday evening.

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