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Man (30s) 'assaulted with weapon' in Limerick city

A man aged in his 50s has been arrested on suspicion of assaulting the other man in his 30s.

Gardai attending the scene on Hyde Road Limerick

David Raleigh

Gardaí have appealed for witnesses after a man was allegedly assaulted “with a weapon” in Limerick city early this morning.

The man is being treated for injuries at Cork University Hospital following after he was allegedly assaulted around 2am, Gardaí said.

A man aged in his 50s has been arrested on suspicion of assaulting the other man in his 30s.

A garda spokesman said he did not know if a weapon had been recovered.

The scene where the incident took place on Hyde Road Limerick

“Gardaí are investigating an incident of assault that occurred in the Ballinacurra Weston area of Limerick, in the early hours of this morning, Sunday 6th March 2022, a man aged in his late 30s was taken to Cork University Hospital to be treated for non-life threatening injuries,” said the spokesman.

When pressed on whether there were any weapons used, the spokesman replied: “This was an assault with a weapon.”

Gardaí did not respond when asked what type of weapon was used.

“A man aged in his early 50s was arrested at the scene and taken to Roxboro Road Garda Station where he is currently detained under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984.

"The area is currently preserved for Scenes of Crime Investigators to conduct an examination,” added the spokesman.

Gardaí cordoned off a large area around the scene, including a section of Hyde Road, greens, footpaths and houses.

The garda spokesman said “investigations are ongoing” and “if anyone has any information on this incident they can contact Roxboro Road Gardai to provide it”.

Roxboro Road Garda Station can be contacted at 061-214340.

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