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Man (20s) in critical condition following late-night assault in Monasterevin, Kildare

A man (20s) was found unresponsive on Dublin Road and was taken by ambulance to Tallaght Hospital

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Seoirse MulgrewIndependent.ie

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses following the serious assault of two men in Co Kildare last night.

One of the victims, a man aged in his 20s, was found unresponsive at Dublin Road, Monasterevin, and was taken by ambulance to Tallaght Hospital.

His condition is understood to be critical.

The second man, aged in his early 50s, was treated at the scene for apparent facial injuries and removed by ambulance to Portlaoise Hospital.

His injuries are not thought to be life threatening.

Shortly after 12.30am, gardaí and emergency services attended the scene in Monasterevin following reports of an altercation involving a group of people at the entrance of a premises.

The scene is preserved for forensic examination and no arrests have been made at this time.

An incident room has been established at Kildare Garda Station.

Investigating gardaí are appealing for witnesses to this incident to come forward and for those with camera footage to make it available to them.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Kildare Garda Station on 045 527730 or the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111.


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