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Investigations ongoing Young Tuam dad left fighting for his life in hospital after one-punch attack

Gardai said no arrests have been made as they appealed for witnesses to come forward.


Adrian Ansbro

Adrian Ansbro

Adrian Ansbro

A young dad has been left fighting for his life in hospital after he was the victim of a one-punch attack in Co Galway. 

Adrian Ansbro suffered serious injuries after he was knocked down and cracked his head on the pavement after receiving a single punch in the early Sunday morning incident.

The popular electrical contractor from Tuam was found unconscious in Foster Place just after midnight.

Mr Ansbro, a dad of two, was transferred to Dublin’s Beaumont Hospital for treatment.

Gardai said no arrests have been made as they appealed for witnesses to come forward.

“Gardaí are investigating a serious assault on a man that occurred in the early hours of Sunday, July 11 at Foster Place in Tuam, Co Galway, and are appealing to the public for information,” they said.

“The man, aged in his 40s, was assaulted at approximately 12.05am and received a number of injuries.

“He was taken to Beaumont Hospital in Dublin where he is currently being treated for serious injuries.

“No arrests have been made at this time. Investigations are ongoing."

Gardaí are also appealing to any road users who may have camera footage that were travelling in the Tuam town and Foster Place area between the hours of 11.50pm on Saturday 1and 12.15am on Sunday to make this footage available to gardaí.

Dozens of messages of support were also left on the social media page of Cortoon Shamrocks, a local GAA club which last night held a candlelit vigil for Adrian.

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“We are going to light a few lanterns/candles this evening at the grotto across from Cortoon church for Adrian,” they posted. “They will be lighting from 9.30pm to 11pm if anyone wants to place a lantern or candle there beforehand or stop and say a prayer, please feel free to do so.”

People replied: “Such a lovely idea unfortunately I won’t make it there so I went to a church to light some candles for Adrian and all his family, will be lighting a candle at home for him tonight also. My prayers are with him and his family."

Another added: “Have a candle lighting all day. I am so sad to hear this, have so much time for Adrian, he is such a lovely person. Thinking of all the family. Get well soon Adrian.”

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