Tuesday 18 June 2019

Man (42) in critical condition after fall

A 42-year-old man is in a critical condition at Beamount Hospital after he was reported to have fallen from the first floor of a building at The Crescent in the early hours of December 27th.

Dundalk gardai confirmed they were called by ambulance control to the scene at 3.35a.m when a male, who it was reported was attempting to gain access to his accommodation, had fallen. He is believed to have suffered a significant head injury in the fall, and was transferred to Beaumont hospital where he is currently on a ventilator and deemed to be in a 'critical condition.'

In a separate incident gardai are appealing for witnesses to the attempted mugging of a 15 year old girl at Crowe Street just days before Christmas.

The teenager had been approached by two females at 4.m on December 22nd. They demanded cash, and assaulted her by pulling her hair before fleeing the scene empty handed.

Gardai are appealing to anyone who may have been in the Crowe Street area around the same time, and may have witnessed two females acting suspiciously to contact them on 042 93 88400.

Dundalk gardai also confirmed that 15 burglaries were reported within 48 hours in the run up to Christmas. A man was arrested and charged for eight of these incidents, while a dark coloured Audi A3 may have been used in a number of others. Gardai confirmed that in almost all of the burglaries, the target was cash and jewellery.

Meanwhile, a young woman was the victim of suspected fraud after her bank card was stolen from her bag as she was queueing for a niteclub on December 23rd. Her card was then used for contactless payments in a series of incidents. A 37 year old man was arrested by gardai in relation to the stolen bank card.

The Argus