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Two arrested in connection with stag party gang attack which left man in critical condition

Crime DeskBy Sunday World
Two arrested in connection with stag party gang attack which left man in critical condition

Gardai have arrested a male and a female in relation to a serious assault in Carrick-on-Shannon which left a man in critical condition.

Gardai investigating a serious assault in Carrick-on-Shannon have this morning arrested a male and female.

Both of the arrested individuals are in their 20s.

The man and woman are currently detained at garda stations in the Co Leitrim area, under the provisions of Section 4, Criminal Justice Act 1984. 

The victim of the attack was named locally last week as Ger Doolan.

Mr Doolan (40), who is originally from Dublin, was set upon by a gang on the Main Street of Carrick-on-Shannon in the early hours of Sunday morning.

It's understood that he had been on a stag party in the Co Leitrim town for the weekend.

Emergency services rushed to the scene and the injured man was brought to Sligo University Hospital.

He was subsequently transferred to Beaumont Hospital, where his condition remains critical.

Mr Doolan had gotten married just weeks before the shocking attack.

A friend of the victim described him as "one of the nicest lads you could meet".

Gardai believe he was the victim of an unprovoked gang attack during which he was repeatedly struck on the head outside a fastfood takeaway.

The incident occurred on the footpath of the town's Main Street, when a group of at least three people - both male and female - approached the man.

The two parties got into a dispute which eventually led to the injured man being attacked, suffering serious head injuries.