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Serious assault in Thurles, Tipperary on the 19/2/12

Gardai in Thurles are investigating a serious assault that occured at 1.30 a.m. this morning 19th February 2012 at Liberty Square, Thurles during which a 25 year old man was assaulted.

He was removed to South Tipperary General Hospital, Clonmel where he remains in a critical condition.

A man aged 22 years has been arrested in relation to the incident and is currently detained under Section 4 of Criminal Justice Act, and being held at Thurles Garda Station.

Gardai wish to appeal for witnesses to this incident or to anyone that may have been in the area between 1 a.m. and 2 a.m. to contact Thurles Garda Station on 0504 - 25100, the Garda Confidential Telephone Line 1-800-666-111 or any Garda Station.