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Garda Appeal Man allegedly assaulted and robbed of phone by group of youths in Galway city

The incident took place on Ballalley Lane at approximately 11.30pm on Friday 17th September.

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Gardai in Galway are investigating the alleged attack

Gardai in Galway are investigating the alleged attack

Gardai in Galway are investigating the alleged attack

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to a robbery and assault that took place at Eyre Square in Galway on Friday night.

The incident took place on Ballalley Lane at approximately 11.30pm on Friday 17th September when a man and two women were approached by a group of five or six young men.

An altercation took place, and it is alleged that the male was assaulted by a member of the group.

A black iPhone 11 was also stolen from him during the incident.

The group are described as being in their early 20s, wearing hoodies and jeans with some of them carrying bottles.

Gardaí are now appealing for witness to the incident to contact Galway Garda Station.

A garda spokesperson said: “A male and two females were walking along Ballalley Lane when they were approached by a group of five to six young males.

“An altercation took place between the two groups and it is alleged the male was assaulted by one of the group.

"A black iPhone 11 was also stolen from this male during the course of the alleged assault.

“Gardaí are appealing to anyone who may have witnessed this incident or to witnesses who may have been in the Eyre Square area shortly before midnight and may have seen this group of young males to make contact.

“Anyone with any information should contact Galway Garda Station on 091-538000 or the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111.”

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