Gardaí investigating Limerick assault that left man with serious injuries

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GARDAÍ have appealed for witnesses to an assault in which a man sustained serious head injuries in Limerick City in the early hours of Sunday morning (February 18).

According to Gardaí, a man in his 20s was rushed from scene of the incident by ambulance to University Hospital Limerick and later transferred to Cork University Hospital (CUH), where he is being treated for “serious injuries”.

The man is understood to have suffered a blow to the back of his head when it impacted with a footpath after he was allegedly punched in the face by another man.

It’s understood the assault may have been linked to an incident involving a woman being pushed to the ground outside of a pub on Shannon Street.

Video footage of the alleged incidents was shared widely across social media.

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“Gardaí are investigating an assault which occurred shortly after midnight on Sunday morning, 18th February 2024. The incident happened on Shannon Street in Limerick City,” a statement by An Garda Síochána read.

“A man, aged in his 20s, is currently receiving treatment for serious injuries at Cork University Hospital.”

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

Gardaí in Henry Street Garda Station appealed for anyone who may have witnessed the alleged assault, or who may have taken video footage, to contact them on 061 212 400, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111, or any Garda Station.