Man in critical condition after assault by gang in Galway
Gardai in Galway city are investigating a serious assault on a man on Shop St in the early hours of this morning.
At approximately 3.30am a number of youths became involved in an altercation outside a fast food outlet on Shop St.
A 22-year-old man received a very serious head injury and fell to the ground, and when Gardai and ambulance personnel arrived on the scene he was unconscious.
He was taken to University hospital Galway, where his condition is described as critical.
The scene has been preserved for a technical examination.
Gardai are appealing for witnesses, in particular anyone who may have been on Shop St between 3.20am and 3.40am, or anyone who may have any information to contact Galway Garda station on 091 538000
An incident room has been set up, and anyone with information can also contact the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111, or any Garda station.