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'One punch attack' Second man arrested following Dublin assault that left victim with severe head injuries

The man arrested today is also in his 20s and has been brought to the same Garda station for questioning

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A Garda crime scene investigator examines the scene of a serious assault near Ballybough cemetery in Fairview (Photo: Frank McGrath)

A Garda crime scene investigator examines the scene of a serious assault near Ballybough cemetery in Fairview (Photo: Frank McGrath)

A Garda crime scene investigator examines the scene of a serious assault near Ballybough cemetery in Fairview (Photo: Frank McGrath)

Gardaí investigating a assault that left a man in his 60s with severe head injuries have made a second arrest.

The victim was found lying unconscious on the street after the incident in the Fairview Strand area in Dublin on Monday night.

Gardai said that at approximately 11.10pm they received a report that a man had been assaulted a by a number of individuals.

When officers rushed to the scene, a man was discovered “in an unconscious state."

He was taken by emergency services to the Mater Hospital to be treated for what were described as serious injuries.

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Gardaí at the scene of the crime in Ballybough in Fairview Strand, Dublin. Photo: Frank McGrath

Gardaí at the scene of the crime in Ballybough in Fairview Strand, Dublin. Photo: Frank McGrath

Gardaí at the scene of the crime in Ballybough in Fairview Strand, Dublin. Photo: Frank McGrath

A male in his 20s was arrested and later quizzed at Clontarf Garda Station where he remains in Garda custody.

A second man, also in his 20s, was arrested today and has been brought to the same Garda station.

Gardaí are appealing for anyone with information to contact them at Raheny Garda Station on 01 666 4300 or the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111.

It is understood the victim, who is from the Donaghmede area of the capital, became involved in an altercation with a number of young men in the Fairview area.

Gardaí sealed off a section of pavement outside the old Jewish cemetery, and a house across the road from it on Fairview Strand.

Members of the garda technical bureau carried out a forensic examination of the scene, and took samples from bloodstains on the footpath.

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Locals said they were first alerted to the incident when they saw the blue lights from the emergency service vehicles.

One Fairview strand resident said: "I could see the man on the ground and all the ambulance crews around him, then later I saw the man being arrested. He looked very young."

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