DUBLIN, Ireland - A man in his 50s has been arrested over the serious assault of an elderly man at Courtney Place, Ballybough, Dublin 3 in the early hours of Saturday morning.
Gardaí in Mountjoy made the arrest on Saturday aftrenoon. The suspect is being detained at Mountjoy Garda Station.
The alleged assault took place at around 2:00am on Saturday morning.
The injured man, who is described as being in his 70s, suffered serious head and spinal injuries during the assault.
He was taken to The Mater Hospital, where he is in a critical condition.Gardaí are appealing for any persons who may have witnessed the assault or who can assist Gardaí in the investigation to contact Mountjoy Garda Station on 01 - 6668601, The Garda Confidential Line 18000 666 111 or any Garda Station.