Garda appeal after man assaulted with weapon in Limerick City


GARDAÍ have appealed for witnesses after a man was assaulted with a weapon in Limerick City early this morning.

The man is being treated for injuries at Cork University Hospital after he was assaulted around 2am, Gardaí said.

A man aged in his 50s has been arrested on suspicion of assaulting the other man in his 30s.

A Garda spokesman said he did not know if a weapon had been recovered.

“Gardaí are investigating an incident of assault that occurred in the Ballinacurra Weston area of Limerick, in the early hours of this morning, Sunday, March 6. A man aged in his late 30s was taken to Cork University Hospital to be treated for non-life threatening injuries,” he added.

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“A man aged in his early 50s was arrested at the scene and taken to Roxboro Road Garda Station where he is currently detained under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984. The area is currently preserved for Scenes of Crime Investigators to conduct an examination”.

When pressed on whether there were any weapons used, the spokesman replied: “This was an assault with a weapon.”

Gardai cordoned off a large area around the scene, including a section of Hyde Road, greens, footpaths and houses.

The Garda spokesman said investigations are ongoing and if anyone has any information, they should contact Roxboro Road Gardaí at 061-214340.