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'A man (19) was arrested this afternoon and is currently detained under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984 at Longford Garda station'

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Gardai have arrested one man this afternoon following the assault

Gardai have arrested one man this afternoon following the assault

Gardai have arrested one man this afternoon following the assault

A man has been arrested by gardai after a teenager was badly injured in a street assault in Co Longford in the early hours of this morning. 

The man, who is 19, was arrested this afternoon and is being quizzed in Longford Garda station after the victim, who is also a teenager, suffered serious head injuries in the incident.

“Gardaí in Longford investigating the serious assault that occurred in the early hours of this morning Saturday, November 13, on Main Street, Ballymahon have made an arrest,” gardai said.

“A man (19) was arrested this afternoon and is currently detained under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984 at Longford Garda station.

“The injured party remains in a critical condition and investigations are ongoing.”

It had been reported earlier that the teenage victim was rushed to Mullingar Hospital by ambulance for treatment following the incident on Main Street in Ballymahon at approximately 3.20am.

Gardaí had issued an appeal for witnesses.

“The assault occurred on Main Street, Ballymahon at approximately 3.20am,” gardaí said.

“A male aged in his late teens suffered serious head injuries and was removed by ambulance to Mullingar Hospital for treatment.

“Investigating gardaí are appealing for anyone who was in the Main Street Ballymahon area between 2am and 4am on November 13 to come forward.”

They are also appealing to anyone with camera footage (including dash cam) to make it available to them.

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Anyone with information is asked to contact Longford Garda Station 043 335 0570, the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.

"Investigations are ongoing,” they added.

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