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Tuesday 23 January 2018

Teen arrested after man (66) left critical following assault

Gardai are investigating
Gardai are investigating

A 66-year-old man is in a critical condition in hospital following a serious assault.

The incident occurred at a house in Kilcaroon, Ballyporeen yesterday afternoon.

An altercation occurred between two males at the house shortly before 2.45pm.

It is understood that the two men are known to each other.

The victim received serious head and neck injuries and was taken to South Tipperary Hospital and later transferred to Cork University hospital. His injuries are described as critical.

The house has been sealed off for a technical examination.

An 18-year-old man was later arrested in Cahir and is being detained at Cahir Garda station under the provisions of section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act.

Investigations are ongoing, witnesses or anyone with any information is asked to contact the Gardai in Cahir on 052 7445630, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda station.

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