Irishman hospitalised after attack in Bulgaria

Viking Club Bulgaria (Pic: petroengstudent)
Viking Club Bulgaria (Pic: petroengstudent)

A 21-year-old Irishman is in intensive care after being savagely attacked on holiday in Bulgaria.

The man was assaulted in a nightclub in the early hours of Tuesday morning.

The Department of Foreign Affairs has confirmed that they are providing consular assistance to the man’s family.

A spokesperson from Club Viking in Sunny Beach said they were aware of the situation, Irish Daily Star reports.

"The incident happened between a tourist and another who we do not know," they said.

" was our security that took the tourist to the ambulance to get immediate aid.

"After helping the police in their investigations by supplying CCTV footage we also know that a culprit has been arrested."

It is believed that the man suffered a fractured skull.

He was rushed to nearby Burgas Hospital where he remains critical in the intensive care unit.